Educate Gun Owners of Risks
What does this solve?
It is critical that gun buyers and permit applicants are given safety information. Requiring gun dealers to inform purchasers of the risks associated with firearms allows buyers to make educated decisions about owning and storing guns and is a meaningful step towards preventing gun violence.
Gun owners and those contemplating buying guns should learn about the risks associated with guns, including that the presence of a gun in the home significantly increases the risk of suicide, homicide, death during domestic violence disputes, and unintentional deaths to children and household members. Gun owners should also be educated on relevant secure storage laws and best practices for storing a gun securely.
Myth & Fact
Requiring dealers to provide this information violates freedom of speech.
Requiring firearm dealers to provide warnings about the risks associated with firearms is a means of promoting safety and does not infringe on free speech. No constitutional challenge to such a requirement has been upheld by any court.
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