By Matthew, Jennifer, Sarah, and JD
Operation Ceasefire 2
What was Already on the Program
- Guns cannot be passed down to family members unless they have a license.
- Gun purchasers can obtain a permit only after a thorough background check
- The age people can own guns changes from 18 years old to 25 years old
- The cost of bullets improves
- Reducing children's exposure to violence and guns by decreasing amount of gun use on video games, and T.V.
With these improvements we can make America safer from violence.
How our Program Improvements will Solve Gun Violence
In many states, in order to get a gun license, you need a background check. In some, however, all you need is a drivers license and a credit/debit card. This could be dangerous, especially if the person buying the gun had served in prison. With this program, we can make sure that every state requires a thorough background check before buying guns, so dangerous situations can be avoided.
The age that people can buy guns is 18 years old. 18 year old's in college might not be as trust able or mature enough to handle guns. That's why we say to move the age you can buy guns to 25, since it is a more mature age.
Bullets for the average handgun are about $0.25 a round. That's pretty cheap if you had a handgun. Someone who gets a gun illegally would easily be able to pay for bullets, which could not be good if the person were to cause a criminal act. If we raise the price of ammunition for guns, it would be harder for the criminal to get the required bullets. This could prevent future danger.
Many video games that kids play and T.V. shows and movies they watch are all about killing people with guns. If a kid gets so obsessed with these games and movies, they might want to try doing the things they see and play in real life. If we reduce the amount of violence kids watch, they may not grow up as violent.