Stuart H. Loory, Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism: Death by handgun is once again a great concern in this country. As handgun violence rises, so does the purchase of handguns in this country. Larry Keane, national general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Association, a trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, says that consumer demand for weapons is unprecedented. Apparently, one reason for this rush to own arms is a fear that the Obama administration will get legislation passed that will restrict handguns. Each time there is an outburst of handgun terrorism in this country, there is more publicity by those seeking bans, yet the ban doesn’t happen. Is there any chance this will change, and should it change?
Gun control debate resurfaces in U.S. with recent handgun deaths
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