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Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

June 15

The Washington Post on SCOTUS, Congress and bump stock regulation

It has been almost seven years since a gunman began firing from his hotel window in Las Vegas, wreaking fear and havoc on a crowd of country music concertgoers below. Within about 10 minutes, the shooter fired more than 1,000 shots, leaving 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded, mostly from gunshots. In a nation where mass shootings have become unconscionably frequent, that massacre on Oct. 1, 2017, still ranks as the deadliest such slaughter in U.S. history. And it was made possible by the perpetrator’s use of a “bump stock” to accelerate his AR-15’s rate of fire; the device effectively converted that legal semiautomatic weapon into the functional equivalent of an automatic one.

So devastating and outrageous was this rapid-fire killing spree that political leaders across the ideological spectrum called for a ban on bump stocks. Polls in…

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