Economics in the Media…

…from “Foreign UN Delegates Were Shocked By Lack Of Gender Equality In The US” by Alexandra Svokos on EliteDaily.com dated 16 December, 2015:

United Nations delegates from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica visited Texas, Alabama and Oregon to analyze gender equality in the United States, according to Huffington Post.

They reportedly found we’re not doing so hot.

On the issue of gun violence, they pointed out the lack of federal laws protecting women. While some states have laws preventing people with records of domestic violence from owning guns, there is no national law. The delegates apparently believe there should be.

There is, in fact, a national law:

The Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban often called “the Lautenberg Amendment” (“Gun Ban for Individuals Convicted of a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence”, Pub.L. 104–208, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9)) is an amendment to the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 enacted by the 104th United States Congress in 1996, which bans access to firearms by people convicted of crimes of domestic violence. The act is often referred to as “the Lautenberg Amendment” after its sponsor, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D – NJ).