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Policy Identification WorksheetPolicy topic:Gun ControlDirections: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 thestance (for or against), level of implementation, and provide a link to the actual policy.Policy 1Policy name (Precise bill/policy/legislation name):One Handgun a Month LawPolicy link (Include a direct link to the policy. Do not use Wikipedia, news articles, etc.Go directly to the source for information):-laws/policy-areas/crime-guns/bulk-gun-purchases/Implementation level (Circle one of the following that fits your policy):Organizational/InstitutionalLocalStateFederalBrief summary of the policy in your own words (minimum 100 words):It is a lawwhich restricts handgun purchases to one a month for an individual. The law intends toreduce the rates of gun trafficking, violence with firearms, and the trading of firearmsbetween states. Its main goal is to stop the sales of firearms in bulk by middlemen whosell them to prohibited persons and criminals. It mainly focuses on the sales/purchasesof handguns because handguns have accounted for about a quarter of gun relatedcrimes. According to the federal government “multiple sales” refers to two or morehandgun purchases by an individual within five consecutive days. The federalgovernment does not place restrictions on the quantity of guns a person can purchaseat any time. However, the federal government requires federal firearm licenses todocument the multiple sales of handguns to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,and Explosives. There are currently three states – California, Maryland, and New Jersey– that adhere to the one handgun per month policy.On a scale of 1 to 5, where do you feel this policy lands on the spectrum of being on thePro or Con side of your topic?Highlight the appropriate number.Pro side (in favor of)Con side (against)12345

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Term
Summer
Professor
ElizabethCross
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Firearm

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