QUESTIONS FROM NEW YORK TIMES LEARNING
- What does the case of Bill Dollar say about current gun laws?
- What are the so-called “loopholes” in the nation’s gun laws to which this article refers?
- What surprising discovery was made in the past few years about the illegal gun market?
- How did Boston greatly reduce the number of illegal guns sold there?
- How do current laws hamper the firearms bureau’s effort to crackdown on illegal gun purchases?
- What is the Brady Law, and how do sales at gun shows undermine it?
- How does the Firearm Owners Protection Act protect individuals who sell large numbers of guns?
- Why are some United States attorneys reluctant to go after dealers who failed to keep records of their sales?
- Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A.’s executive vice president, is quoted as saying, “The government has every statute it needs to stop the bad guys, and when they don’t, I think they are just playing politics.” Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?j. Do you agree with Mr. LaPierre that gun dealers are legitimate business people?
- Why has Congress failed to act on a Clinton administration request to hire 500 more A.T.F. agents?
- How do penalties for drug crimes compare to penalties for gun crimes?
- Why do you think that these differences exist?