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Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

By France 24
24 February 2018   |   9:00 am
The latest Florida shooting resulted in 17 deaths and shook the corridors of power in Washington. Donald Trump is now talking about reviewing who is allowed to buy certain types of guns. Will this be a turning point in the United States? Also, the balance of power is shifting in Syria as Assad backs the Kurds against Turkish forces in Afrin.

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