Our Policy Priorities

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Congress must pass the following policies to reduce gun homicides, gun suicides, unintentional shootings, mass shootings and gun injuries in America:

1. Background checks on all gun sales

2. Close the Charleston loophole or “delayed denial” where federally licensed dealers can sell guns if three business days pass without a verdict from the FBI

3. Restrict and penalize firearm possession by or transfer to a person subject to a domestic violence protection order or a person (including dating partners) convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor

4. Prohibit firearm sale or transfer to and receipt or possession by an individual who has: (1) been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor hate crime, or (2) received from any court an enhanced hate crime misdemeanor sentence

5. Mandatory waiting period for gun purchases

6. Red flag/gun violence restraining order/extreme risk protection order to temporarily prohibit an individual deemed by a judge to pose a danger to self or others, from purchasing or possessing firearms or ammunition and allow law enforcement to remove any firearms or ammunition already in the individual’s possession

7. Handgun permitting, licensing, training, and registration

8. Ban bump-fire stocks and other dangerous accessories

9. Ban future manufacture and sale of assault weapons, regulate existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act of 1934, and initiate a federal gun buyback program

10. Limits on high capacity magazines

11. Prohibit open carry

12. Make gun trafficking a federal crime

13. Repeal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to eliminate the corporate gun industry special protection from civil justice law that no other industry enjoys

14. Fund government research on gun violence

15. Child access prevention/safe storage requirement

16. Provide resources for people with mental illness

17. Microstamped code on each bullet that links it to a specific gun

18. “Smart guns” with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or biometric recognition (fingerprint) capability

19. Limit gun purchases to one gun per month to reduce trafficking and straw purchases

20. Require licensing for ammunition dealers

21. Enhance accountability of federally licensed firearms dealers

22. Digitize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) gun records

23. Raise the minimum age for gun purchases to 21

24. Ban 3D and ghost guns

25. Prohibit guns in schools and college campuses

26. Report lost and stolen guns