AuthorSwanson, Jeffrey W.
GroupCenter for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law)
SubjectGun control--United States
Firearms--Law and legislation
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AbstractIn this Critical Opportunities presentation, Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, shares recommendations for the use of law to reduce the problem of gun violence. The recommendations are a package of policies that were originally presented at the Johns Hopkins Gun Policy Summit in January 2013. They include: fixing the background check system, modifying the list of gun-prohibited persons, fixing the mental health criteria for gun ownership, reforming dealer licensing and penalties for gun trafficking, requiring personalized guns, banning assault weapons, and increasing federal funding for gun violence research.
DescriptionThe Critical Opportunities initiative of the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation presents evidence and ideas for proposed legal and policy changes that can positively impact public health challenges. This video presents these ideas and evidence, and includes the practical and political feasibility of implementing the proposed changes to laws and policies. All Critical Opportunities videos can be viewed at http://youtube.com/CriticalOpps4PHL
CitationCriticalOpps4PHL, Better Law and Policies to Reduce Gun Violence, YouTube (Oct. 17, 2013), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dC-KssHozM.
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