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Healthy Policy - Gun Control - Expanding Gun Laws

In memo format, inform a member of your Congress on the issue of gun control: background checks to sales at gun shows, in-state transactions made over the Internet, and other commercially advertised sales. Discuss issues such as the importance of the health policy, the stakeholders involved, and a cost-benefit analysis. End with a proposal and a list of recommendations.

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TO: United States Congress
TOPIC: Gun Control Recommendations

Gun violence in the United States is extremely high for a nation with such wealth - the homicide rate in the U.S. is seven times higher than the combined rate of 22 other high income countries and over 31,000 people die each year from gun shot wounds (National Centre for Injury Control and Prevention, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). Gun violence is affecting the health of our nation and must be reconsidered to stop the deaths and violence. Considering this information, I recommend that gun control in the United States needs be reformed starting with Congress enacting laws requiring increased background checks at all gun shows, higher surveillance of in-state gun sale transactions made over the internet, and restricting commercially advertised gun sales (Richardson EG, Hemenway D. 2003).

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the solution discusses a healthy policy regarding gun control and expanding gun laws.