4 Gun Control Measures Actually Supported By Experts Across The Political Spectrum

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Political cartoon by Frederick Burr Opper published in Puck magazine shortly after the assassination of James A. Garfield

Political cartoon by Frederick Burr Opper published in Puck magazine shortly after the assassination of James A. Garfield

Rand Corporation researchers asked an interesting question: Instead of looking for the divisive points on gun control policy, they looked for areas of agreement. They polled nearly 100 experts and found them polarized: “There was no middle ground.”

Nonetheless, the researchers detected four broad areas of agreement:

  1. Expanded mental health prohibitions against gun ownership
  2. Required reporting of lost or stolen firearms
  3. A media campaign to prevent child access to firearms
  4. Surrender of firearms by prohibited possessors.

I like this kind of research, and commend Rand for doing it.

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