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Gun ownership is both a basic American right and one of the most contentious social and political issues of the day. There are about 300 million privately-owned firearms in the US‐which works out to roughly one gun for every man, woman and child in America‐with nearly a third of the population owning at least one gun.Many of these firearms were bought with home protection in mind, which makes sense: in the right circumstances, a gun

A joint investigation by the Associated Press and the USA Today Network has found that in the first six months of this year, gun accidents killed at least one child in the U.S. every other day. Both the shooters and victims were most likely to be three years old.Ryan Foley, one of the reporters on the story for the AP in Iowa, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: A

A “yes” vote supports prohibiting the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines and requiring certain individuals to pass a background check in order to purchase ammunition. A “no” vote opposes this proposal to prohibit the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines and require certain individuals to pass a background check in order to purchase ammunition. Regulation of ammunition in California In July 2016, California enacted legislation to regulate the sale of ammunition. The legislation requires individuals and

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