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Assault-weapons bans and other familiar proposals would have little effect, and therefore have lukewarm public support. Advocates should focus on practical measures, like red-flag laws.
After a ban of more than two decades, the federal government is finally funding studies on how to prevent death and injury from firearms.
The problem isn’t mainly that the GOP lacks practical solutions to calamities like the Texas school massacre. It’s that it isn’t making the slightest effort to find any.