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How Gun Controls Work Beyond Washington

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'The Trump administration, beholden to the N.R.A. overturned a regulation that would have banned lead ammunition and fishing tackle in federal wildlife refuges.The condor population could not have rebounded if the California Legislature had not bucked the NRA and passed abill to control the use of toxic, lead-based ammunition by hunters, because tons of fragments were poisoning millions of animals like the condors that fed off gunshot carcasses. But even when it comes to measures that can harm humans, the GOP serves the NRA. They are proposing to repeal controls on the sale of gun silencers to civilians. The proposal is expected to be voted on in the coming weeks as part of an omnibus“sportsmen’s heritage” bill. which would also  make it more difficult for federal regulators to control armor-piercing bullets — a particular threat to police officers wearing bullet-resistant vest.'

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