Universal background checks won’t fix America’s gun crisis. But there’s something else that might.

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It seems like after every mass shooting, politicians talk about expanding background checks for gun buyers. But background checks don’t actually do a great job of keeping dangerous people from getting guns. What does? A licensing system, where before you can buy a gun, you need a license from the state.

* Dig deeper into Massachusetts’ licensing system on Vox.com:
https://www.vox.com/2018/11/13/17658028/massachusetts-gun-control-laws-licenses
* And read the Johns Hopkins research on gun licensing:
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-gun-policy-and-research/research/licensing/

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