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Margaret Flowers on Gun Control

 

 


More background checks; more ammo limits; more regulations

Q: What steps should Congress take to reduce the toll of gun violence?

Flowers: The high rate of gun deaths is an urgent public health problem that has been a long time in the making and will take some time to resolve. Changes will need to be made to reduce access to guns by people who would use them to kill others or themselves, either intentionally or by accident, and to reduce the socio-economic factors that lead to violent crimes. Congress should regulate the sales of all guns and require universal background checks. Assault weapons and magazines that can carry a large number of rounds should be banned in the US, and this should be combined with a program to buy these back. All gun owners should be licensed and required to take basic gun safety courses or to otherwise demonstrate competence. This should include how to store guns so that children do not have easy access to them. And there should be mandatory reporting of gun thefts to law enforcement.

Source: Baltimore Sun Voter Guide on 2016 Maryland Senate race , Sep 9, 2016

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