America needs tougher gun control laws
2012 saw a string of high-profile mass shootings, raising the issue of gun control. Supporters argue that gun control laws in the United States need to be tightened in order to stop the sale of dangerous automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines in order to prevent future gun violence. In January of 2013, President Obama signed 23 executive actions intended to strengthen existing laws, reduce gaps in mental health measures and promote federal research on gun crime through the Centers for Disease Control which had been suspended. President Obama also announced support for a number of legislative proposals including reinstating the federal assault weapons ban, banning the sale of high-capacity magazines, and closing the so-called "gun show" loophole.
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