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The gun laws we ought to have

The gun laws we ought to have

After our Monday editorial imploring Texas officials to at least consider new gun laws in the wake of last week’s school shooting there, a reader wrote to challenge us. That happens a lot whenever we write about gun control, but his criticism was more specific. We bemoaned the unwillingness of Congress and most states to pass meaningful gun control measures for fear of angering the National Rifle Association, but with one exception (stricter requirements for locking up guns in the home when children were present) we didn’t say what we think would actually make a difference. Fair enough. Here, then, is a list of several measures that, if enacted nationwide, could not only reduce the risk...

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