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1) Requiring universal background checks for firearms sales.
2) Requiring background checks for ammunition purchases.
3) Requiring gun owners to get firearms microchipped for identification purposes.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
If they are going to track ammo, then what happens to the guy who has a few thousand rounds already?
originally posted by: MOMof3
Finally, real scientific studies are being done on what really works to curb gun deaths. And it is not confiscation of guns. Background checks is the common deterrent of guns getting in the wrong hands. I like the idea of tracking the ammunition better than background checks.
"Because of the shortcomings of the firearms background checks, "we were very happy when we got the result that background checks for ammunition is effective, and could be more effective than (firearm) background checks alone," she said. Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey require a license or permit to buy ammunition.
The researchers found that nine of the 25 laws they analyzed were linked to higher rates of gun-related deaths. Another seven laws did not seem to have an impact one way or the other on gun-related deaths."