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U.S. Gun Policy: Framework and Major Issues [Updated May 27, 2022]   [open pdf - 518KB]

From the Document: "Federal firearms regulation has been a subject of continuous interest for legislators. In recent Congresses, a range of proposals has been introduced, with some seeking to ease various federal firearms restrictions or facilitate reciprocity in state treatment of persons authorized to carry firearms by other states. Other proposals have sought greater restrictions on the federal rules concerning the possession, transfer, or sale of firearms or the expansion of background checks for firearm purchases. These various approaches, in turn, prompt debate about not only their pros and cons but also their legalities, as Congress's ability to legislate on such matters must comport with the Second Amendment and other constitutional constraints."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11038
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2022-05-27
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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