What’s happening with firearms, gun control, and mass shootings

Michael "Vass" Vasquez next to A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft in Orange County, NY
Michael "Vass" Vasquez next to A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft in Orange County, NY

March 23, 2021 – NO Soundbites Allowed – As rumors and facts swirl about the Colorado shopping mall shooting, we look at hard facts. What is the state of gun ownership and gun control? Has any gun control law in last 30 years been effective? Have mass shootings increased? Let’s talk without fear or news media hype.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56501234

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/127/text

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/8/text

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About the Author

Michael Vass
Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

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