Attendees try out handguns

Watered-down gun control legislation may still reduce violence

theGRIO REPORT - The gun control legislation being considered in Congress could still play a key role in reducing gun violence, particularly in urban communities, even if does not include bans on high-capacity magazines or assault weapons... The two key provisions that could be approved in the legislation are increased background checks and stiffer penalties for "straw purchases," when a person buys a gun for someone who is not legally allowed to have one. Under the legislation being considered by the Senate, straw purchasers could be subject to up to 20 years in prison.
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