Here Are the Recommendations from the Hopkins Gun-Control Panel

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Here’s an antidote to the overabundance of armchair speculations on gun control all over Facebook. The two-day summit on gun violence organized by Johns Hopkins University concluded yesterday, and with a long list of recommendations from their panel of experts to show for it. Here they are:

-Requiring a background check for every single gun purchase;

-Restricting those convicted of violent misdemeanors and certain other offenses from buying guns for at least 10 years;

-Reinstating an assault weapons ban, but with no loopholes this time;

-Banning gun magazines that hold more than 10 bullets;

-Prohibiting the sale of guns to anyone younger than 21;

-Mandating that all gun sales be facilitated by a licensed gun dealer;

-Restricting convicted gang members, drug dealers, and those determined to be dangerously mentally ill from ever buying guns;

-Increasing the power of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to go after gun dealers who are in violation of the law;

-Increasing funds to various national organizations to research gun violence;

-Adding the “delivery of regular reports on gun violence” to the Surgeon General’s job description.

For more on the summit, read the article in the Baltimore Sun.



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