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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 05:52 PM

Party platform

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Addressing the gun violence crisis requires supporting evidence-based programs that prevent gun deaths from occurring in the first place, including by making mental health care more accessible and supporting suicide reduction initiatives, funding interventions to reduce homicides and gun violence in neighborhoods, and strengthening protections against domestic violence. Democrats will also ensure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have sufficient resources to study gun violence as a public health issue, including the ongoing health care, mental health,economic, and social costs that can affect survivors and their families for years.

Democrats will enact universal background checks, end online sales of guns and ammunition, close dangerous loopholes that currently allow stalkers, abusive partners, and some individuals convicted of assault or battery to buy and possess firearms, and adequately fund the federal background check system. We will close the "Charleston loophole" and prevent individuals who have been convicted of hate crimes from possessing firearms. Democrats will ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high capacity magazines. We will incentivize states to enact licensing requirements for owning firearms and extreme risk protection order laws that allow courts to temporarily remove guns from the possession of those who are a danger to themselves or others. We will pass legislation requiring that guns be safely stored in homes. And Democrats believe that gun companies should be held responsible for their products, just like any other business, and will prioritize repealing the law that shields gun manufacturers from civil liability.

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Sat Nov 14, 2020, 02:18 AM

1. The devil is in the details.

Too tired to go into it now -- perhaps tomorrow. But a Clinton-style AWB will do little or nothing to reduce gun deaths and will do a whole lot to keep the country angry and divided. I know people who voted for Trump on the gun issue alone -- not that he did anything for gun owners besides pandering to them in rally speeches.

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Sat Nov 14, 2020, 04:46 PM

2. Things are different now than they were in '90s

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Over the last 30 years many things have improved the assault and homicide rates. I personally believe that trying to decrease the number of new guns of any certain style (that's style not necessarily functionality) will not have any real effect at all.

A point I've made elsewhere on another topic is that folks on either side of an issue are eager to seize on some consequence of their actions to use as evidence of success.

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