Tuesday, 24 September 2019

"Trump plans ban on sale of flavoured handguns"

From the BBC:

US President Donald Trump has announced that his administration will ban flavoured handguns, after a spate of shooting-related deaths.

Mr Trump told reporters shooting at people was a "new problem", especially for children.

US Health Secretary Alex Azar said the Firearm and Drug Administration (FDA) would finalise a plan to take all non-lead flavours off the market.

There have been six deaths and 450 reported cases of chest injuries tied to shootings involving flavoured handguns across 33 states. Many of the 450 reported cases are young people, with an average age of 19.

Lead-related deaths are holding steady at around 40,000 per annum.