Student activists from the March for Our Lives movement took a tangible stand against gun violence on Wednesday by unveiling a bold new plan they say will cut gun-related deaths by half over the next decade, NBC News reported.
The six-point comprehensive proposal called the “Peace Plan for America,” aims to tackle not only the regulatory aspects of gun ownership but seeks to empower young people within the political arena, said the organization, which was started by the survivors of the 2018 deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The attack took the lives of 17 people.
Among many of the plan’s points, branded under the acronym C.H.A.N.G.E, is a proposal to raise the national standard for gun ownership, create a national licensing and registry system, enact a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and create a national gun buy-back program.
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The group also recommends creating a position for a “National Director of Gun Violence Prevention” who would report directly to the President and whose sole duty would be to combat gun violence.
In an effort to fast track the next generation of voters, the plan also argues for automatic voter registration at age 18.