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1The control and handling of a firearm; a mechanism that controls the firing of a gun.
2Originally and chiefly US. The statutory regulation of the licensing and use of firearms; an instance or aspect of this..
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Daily Chronicle. From gun + control.
gun control/ˈɡʌn kənˌtrəʊl/
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