The Importance of Gun Safety Laws in the United States
Implementing comprehensive background checks for all gun purchases is essential to prevent individuals with a history of violence or mental illness from obtaining firearms.
Increasing funding for research on gun violence causes and prevention strategies informs effective policies and programs.
Strengthening laws against firearm trafficking and increasing penalties for illegal possession reduces the number of illegal firearms on the streets.
Involving community organizations and local leaders in reducing gun violence creates programs and initiatives that address specific district needs and serve as advocates for change.