W2W believes that gun violence in this country is a public health issue that requires a nation-wide response. We support strengthening the background check system, eliminating all exceptions such as gun show and online sales loopholes, and standardizing the system across all states.
We support restrictions on large capacity magazines and restricting access to guns by convicted domestic violence abusers and known violent offenders and passing red flag laws that allow guns to be confiscated from people who are considered a threat to themselves and others.
The Center for Diseases Control should be funded to collect data on gun violence to inform future measures. Over the medium term, we believe that guns should be treated like cars and require licensing, registration, and insurance.