Gun Violence in America

DRAFT OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT UNTIL 01/18/2019

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GUN VIOLENCE DRAFT - 01082019

  • Mandatory mental health evaluation prior to purchasing firearm of any type
  • Ban all assault weapons or automatic capable weapons except for law enforcement or military personnel
  • Ban on all high-capacity magazines
  • Required enforcement of the Baker Act after gun related incident (SOP)
  • Raise the minimum age for gun ownership to 21
  • Mandatory gun free zones around schools, churches, hotels, shopping malls, parks and public events
  • We do not favor arming teachers
  • We do not favor militarizing our nation’s schools
  • Issue a license to own a firearm, which must be renewed annually
  • Psychiatric evaluation by a licensed mental health professional required to obtain gun license
  • Ban gun lobbies from influencing public policy

TALKING POINTS

If a legally owned and properly secured firearm is used by someone, such as a family member of that gun owner, to commit a crime, the owner of the firearm cannot be held criminally responsible for the actions of the individual. 

We will request that media does not broadcast the name of the perpetrator in high profile or high casualty incidents, more than one time. News coverage should focus on the victims and not the perpetrators, to mitigate the possibility of copycat crimes.

A mental health professional who certifies the mental health of an individual who then commits a crime with a firearm, shall be exempt from liability in that incident.

DEFINITION OF TERMS

"Baker Acted". An individual who is "Baker Acted" is taken into custody and detained in a Florida mental health facility for a maximum of 72 hours; during this time, his mental health is evaluated by a qualified mental health professional.

“SOP”. Standard operating procedure.


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