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How countries around the world have responded to mass shootings

By Adam Taylor, Amanda Coletta and Jennifer Hassan

23 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

In the wake of America's latest deadly mass shooting, The Washington Post examines the legal steps and policy changes that have helped curb gun violence elsewhere in the world.

In the space of less than two weeks, the United States has seen shootings that left six dead at a Walmart, five dead at a LGBTQ nightclub and three dead at the University of Virginia after a field trip to see a play.

These are just the latest shootings in the United States, where firearms are a bitter partisan political issue. Calls for strong gun-control measures tend to follow in the wake of such attacks, along with an outpouring of anger and grief on social media.

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