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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): License/Permit Required to purchase or own. Policy 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/gun-owner-responsibilities/licensing/ _____ 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): The first policy is all about having people who are deemed responsible and eligible to own or buy firearms. The policy takes in account that if there are requirements of obtaining a license for driving and fishing which are day to day activities done by people, then having a gun by your side or purchasing its materials should also require some sort of licensing surrounding it. The policy of getting a permit goes hand in hand with obtaining a background check for the individual and having to go through a course to show competency of properly handling a firearm and its safety. It’s a policy that’s edging towards knocking two birds with one stone instead of having of going a more riskier route of only have a background check to own a weapon. 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

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