Here are key points from “It’s Going to Take More Than Background Checks and AR-15 Bans to Stop Mass Shootings”, by John Donohue, a law professor at Stanford University.
We need changes to how we address mass shootings:
- Increased efforts to ensure that those who act violently and abuse firearms are quickly prosecuted and stripped of their weapons.
- Those with information relevant to triggering red-flag laws should act with urgency to effectuate those protections.
- Require that gun licenses have to be renewed annually.
- Minimize the killing
- Restrict high-capacity magazines
- Ban AR-15s
Gun control laws do not solve the problem entirely, but they make a difference. For example, California’s laws have limited its rate of mass shootings to half that of a more gun-friendly state like Florida.
Here’s the article.