The Social Issues We're Sure to See in 2013

2012 set the stage for some promising social overhauls to take place in 2013. We’ve outlined the issues that are most likely to get lots of attention in 2013 and, after years of conversation, why this year is the time to act on each of them. We’re not saying that each and every one of these will find a conclusive resolution by 2014, but there’s never been a better time to act than — you guessed it — now.

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January 15, 2013 12:40 PM
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Gun Laws

In the wake of a year unfortunately overrun with mass shootings, the federal government has had no choice but to seriously consider a change in how assault weapons are regulated. A week after the tragic Sandy Hook shootings, President Obama set a January 2013 deadline to deal with gun violence.