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Reporter Shares Chart Of Actions That Experts Say Could Help Prevent Mass Shootings

A survey commissioned and reported by the New York Times found that experts and the general public agree on many gun control regulations. Quoctrung Bui and Margot Sanger-Katz wrote the January 10 article about the study, which looked at 29 gun control ideas and compared their effectiveness to public support. The results were quite surprising.

It turns out that most people agree with the experts on measures to prevent mass shootings.

Leading the list of changes that most people and experts agreed upon were:

  • requiring all sellers to run background checks on anyone who buys a gun
  • preventing sales of all firearms to people who have been convicted of violent misdemeanors, including domestic assaults
  • preventing sales of all firearms to people who have been convicted of stalking another person.

Sanger-Katz shared the study results on Twitter:

And, as is their way, Twitter users had some opinions and suggestions:

Krisan had a solution, but it would require that everyone register and vote:

H/T: NYT, Twitter