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Obama takes gun control into his own hands. Will it change anything? Not likely

Aleesha Matharu | Updated on: 7 January 2016, 17:36 IST
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The decision

  • President Barack Obama has decided to strengthen gun control laws
  • He has drawn up a 10-point plan, primarily aimed at improving background checks

The reason

  • In 2015, over 12,000 people died in shootings in the US alone
  • This is more than four times the number of people killed in Islamic terror attacks

More in the story

  • Why do Americans continue to resist any kind of gun control?
  • Why Obama\'s move won\'t change much
First published: 7 January 2016, 17:36 IST
 
Aleesha Matharu @almatharu

Born in Bihar, raised in Delhi and schooled in Dehradun, Aleesha writes on a range of subjects and worked at The Indian Express before joining Catch as a sub-editor. When not at work you can find her glued to the TV, trying to clear a backlog of shows, or reading her Kindle. Raised on a diet of rock 'n' roll, she's hit occasionally by wanderlust. After an eight-year stint at Welham Girls' School, Delhi University turned out to be an exercise in youthful rebellion before she finally trudged her way to J-school and got the best all-round student award. Now she takes each day as it comes, but isn't an eternal optimist.

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