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Gun control in the US: issues and proposals

WASHINGTON: There have been renewed calls for stricter gun control in the United States following the shooting deaths last week of 14 students and three adults at a Florida high school. Here's a look at some of the issues surrounding gun control and various proposals: Assault weapons ban Semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15-style rifle used by Parkland, Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz were prohibited under the 1994 federal assault weapons ban passed by Congress and signed into law by president Bill Clinton.…