firearms

Solutions:

  • Require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between unlicensed individuals
  • Require gun owners to obtain a license, register their firearms, or report lost or stolen firearms (similar to 11 states)
  • Require firearms dealers to obtain a state license (similar to 14 states)
  • Impose a minimum age of 21 for the purchase of ammunition (Texas constitution prohibits minors from purchasing firearms) as recommended by the American Medical Association. But make an exemption for veterans and active duty under between the ages of 18 and 21
  • Impose a minimum age of 21 for the possession of a handgun (similar to 11 states) as recommended by the American Medical Association
  • Strengthen domestic violence laws and close loopholes for domestic abusers that own firearms and ammunition
  • Ban large capacity ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds (similar to 9 states)
  • Alert Survivors When Domestic Abusers Try To Buy A Gun
  • Require municipal courts report to the state the identities and fingerprints of all people found guilty or plead no contest to Class C misdemeanor family violence charges

Newsweek – Oregon Becomes Eighth State to Expand Background Checks on All Gun Sales

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence – Universal Background Checks & the “Private” Sale Loophole Policy Summary

Washington Monthly – Semi-Closing the Private Sale Loophole in the Brady Law

Wired – Why America Still Doesn’t Have Any Good Data on Guns

Thinkprogress – The NRA Wants Ex-Felons To Have Guns But Not Voting Rights

Thinkprogress – STUDY: States With Loose Gun Laws Have Higher Rates Of Gun Violence

Thinkprogress – Why Closing The Gun Show Loophole Isn’t Enough (Or How I Was Able To Buy 4 AR-15s In 20 Minutes)

Thinkprogress – Nevada Gun Show Enthusiasts Have A Big Disagreement With The NRA

Thinkprogress – Six Extreme Policies That Prove The NRA Is Out Of Step With America

Think Progress – Gun Control Will Be On The Ballot In 4 Big States This November

Huffington Post – The Gun Show Loophole: Common Sense vs. Nonsense

How An Unregulated Gun Market Expanded From Newspaper Classifieds To Facebook

New York Times – Gun Control Explained

New York Times – Loopholes in Gun Laws Allow Buyers to Skirt Checks

Pew – 5 facts about guns in the United States

Pew – Gun homicides steady after decline in ’90s; suicide rate edges up

Pew – Continued Bipartisan Support for Expanded Background Checks on Gun Sales

Pew – Gun Rights vs. Gun Control

Pew – Will Gun Tax Survive Challenge?

Bloomberg – Gun Lobby Helps Block Data Collection by Crime fighters Bloomberg

Slate – How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

Slate – States With Tighter Gun Control Laws Have Fewer Gun Deaths

NCSL – Guns on Campus: Overview

NCSL – Possession of Firearms by People With Mental Illness

Salon – 75 percent of states ignore mental illness checks for gun buyers

Wall Street Journal – Mental-Health Records Missing From Gun-Dealer Database

Washington Post – Study finds vast online marketplace for guns without background checks

Los Angeles Times – Editorial Gun sales loopholes that should be closed

Center for American Progress – Temporary Restraining Orders and Gun Violence in Connecticut

Center for American Progress – RELEASE: CAP Outlines New Executive Action to Close Loophole for Private Gun Sales

Christian Science Monitor – Gun debate 101: Time to ban high-capacity magazines?

The Guardian – What could actually work to fix gun violence in America – and what doesn’t

The Guardian – America’s gun problem is so much bigger than mass shootings

NPR – LISTEN: On Guns, Dallas Police Chief Tells Legislators: ‘Do Your Job’

Upworthy – This gun store owner has a radical plan for preventing suicides by gun

Harvard School for Public Health – Campaign to reduce firearm suicide wins support among NH firearm retailers

Slate – Most gun deaths are suicides. A new program aimed at removing guns from at-risk people could help reduce this

Ballotpedia – Nevada Background Checks for Gun Purchases, Question 1 (2016)

Ballotpedia – California Proposition 63, Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases and Large-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban (2016)

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/6/13/17458572/american-medical-association-gun-control-violence

Limits on Federal Gun Research Spur States to Step In

Ohio Mayor Leads Cities In Revolt Against Irresponsible Gun Companies

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