Policy Identification Worksheet
Do some research and find 3 existing or proposed policies (laws, statutes,
etc.) on this topic. In addition to a brief description of the policy, you will also indicate the
stance (for or against), level of implementation, and provide a link to the actual policy.
Policy name (Precise bill/policy/legislation name):
U.S Gun Policy: Global
Policy link (Include a direct link to the policy. Do not use Wikipedia, news articles, etc.
Go directly to the source for information):
Implementation level (Circle one of the following that fits your policy):
Brief summary of the policy in your own words (minimum 100 words):
compares gun ownership and gun homicide rates between the U.S, Norway,
Canada, Australia, Israel, the United Kingdom and Japan. The US ranks number
one in firearms per capita. For each country that I just listed, the articles talk
about the way ways each of them take precautions to lower their gun violence.
For example, in Canada is it required to obtain a license to buy guns and in
Australia you are also required to obtain a license as well as a “genuine need” for
each gun you want to purchase. According to the analysis that are presented in
the article, these measures have been effective.
On a scale of 1 to 5, where do you feel this policy lands on the spectrum of being on the
Pro or Con side of your topic?
Highlight the appropriate number.
Pro side (in favor of)
Con side (against)
Briefly explain why you think your policy falls on that number in the spectrum.
this policy pro, con, or neutral? Do parts of the policy take components from both sides
of the topic? For example, does it represent a solution that individuals on different sides
of the topic might agree upon? Or, does the policy mainly support one perspective?