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4 things Donald Trump is doing to loosen gun laws in the U.S.
By Maham Abedi
Gun regulations in the United States are facing renewed scrutiny in the aftermath of a mass shooting in Las Vegas last weekend, which left 58 dead and more than 500 injured...
Just weeks after he became president, Trump signed a bill making it easier for those with mental health conditions to access guns. The law reversed one that Obama signed in December, which added people receiving Social Security mental health checks, and those considered unable to handle their own finances, to the national background-check database.
Trump’s Feb. 28 bill prohibits the Social Security Administration from adding information about such individuals to the database.
The move was done quietly, The Washington Post reports, with many advocacy groups of gun control unaware of the changes until later.
Jooyoung Lee, a University of Toronto associate professor of sociology who studies gun violence, said the reversal of Obama’s law is one way the president is trying to weaken gun control.
“This is one example of Trump and Republicans trying to weaken just very common sense laws.”...