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Wandering Eye: The NRA is winning the gun-control debate, how development works in Baltimore, and more

Wandering Eye: The NRA is winning the gun-control debate, how development works in Baltimore, and more

Here in Baltimore, where guns are used to shoot people pretty much every day, controlling the availability of firearms is perhaps seen as a fundamental public-health priority. Not so elsewhere in this country, though. Pew Research Center has been tracking the gun-control question since 1993, when 57 percent supported controlling gun ownership, versus 34 percent who supported protecting gun-ownership rights. This year, the poll found for the first time that most Americans—52 percent—say it is more important to protect the right to own guns. The Economist weighs in on this public-relations victory for the National Rifle Association by summarizing state legislatures'...

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