A New Approach to Dealing with Gun Violence

A New Approach to Dealing with Gun Violence

The study recommends that people who have been involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment should temporarily not be allowed to have guns. There is a window of time around such a hospitalization when violence is more likely. 

Because alcohol and drug abuse increase the chance of violent behavior, people with more than one DUI or drug conviction in a certain time period should be restricted from having guns. States should restrict gun rights for people with domestic violence restraining orders, and violent misdemeanor convictions. 

There should be a legal way for police to take guns from a person in an emergency, even without a warrant, the report recommends.

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