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Policy Identification Worksheet Policy topic: Gun Control Directions: Do some research and find 3 existing or proposed recent U.S. policies (laws, statutes, etc.) published or proposed on this topic. Do not describe policies proposed/implemented prior to 1985. 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 1 Policy name (Precise bill/policy/legislation name): Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 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): Organizational/Institutional Local State Federal Brief summary of the policy in your own words (minimum 100 words): This act added an updated definition of a silencer by adding the parts that make up a silencer to the definition. The policy also added the exception to the machinegun transfer law. The policy states that the transfer of fully automatic weapons/ machine guns is allowed when it is possessed by government agencies, but not allowed in any other circumstances. The possession of a machine gun in itself without the intent to trade is illegal for civilians, the possession of machine guns is only legal when the individual is issued the weapon from a government agency. The only exception is if the individual civilian purchased the weapon before 1986, the act only applies to new purchases. 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) 1 2 3 4 5 Briefly explain why you think your policy falls on that number in the spectrum. Why is 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?

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