The best available evidence shows that comprehensive background checks by themselves are insufficient at reducing gun violence, but strong bodies of research demonstrate that states with comprehensive background checks coupled with firearm purchaser licensing, or permit-to-purchase laws, have significantly fewer firearm-involved homicides, fatal mass shootings, and suicides. Additionally, public opinion polling research consistently finds that 75% or more of U.S. adults support firearm purchaser licensing laws and 60% or more of gun owners support these policies.
Firearm Purchaser Licensing Teach-Out: The Background Check Policy Not Enough People Are Talking AboutUniversidade Johns Hopkins
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Principais avaliações do FIREARM PURCHASER LICENSING TEACH-OUT: THE BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT
It was an enjoyable and informative class. I learned a lot of information about which I was previously unaware.
This was a great course and review of updated gun laws nationally, statewide and locally
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What is a Teach-Out?
Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days to learn about a subject or event and gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events provide opportunities for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community.
I see there are quizzes -- do I have to pass a quiz to complete a Teach-Out?
We're offering these Teach-Outs on a platform designed for learning, so sometimes we take advantage of the platform tools. Quizzes are one way of helping everyone "get on the same page" about the topic, and be better able to discuss and ask questions. You can take the quizzes as many times as you want in order to pass, or you can move past them if you aren't interested in testing your knowledge.
Does a Teach-Out have a fee?
Teach-Outs are free learning experiences!
Can I get a completion certificate?
No, this isn't a course, therefore we don't offer a Course Certificate.
Does this course contain anything disturbing?
The subject matter of this course covers situations and events that are potentially disturbing to some learners. For example, suicide, domestic and intimate partner violence, violent crimes, and mass shootings are discussed throughout this course and may trigger personally traumatic experiences.
I am or someone close to me is a survivor of gun violence. Is this course a place to seek and receive help?
No, this course is an opportunity to learn about the evidence and research behind the complex public health crisis of gun violence in America. This course is purely an educational tool and is not intended to replace treatment or other health services. If you or a loved one need help, we suggest that you contact your local mental health provider, or state associations for psychologists, psychiatrists, or social workers. They can often provide you with a list of resources, some at no cost, for receiving the help you need.
For more urgent needs or to find out more about how you can find mental health assistance, we encourage you to reference the following:
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, we encourage you to call 911 and ask for assistance from a crisis intervention-trained officer.
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please know you are not alone. You can access the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 24 hours a day.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline operates 24/7 to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and information on domestic violence-related issues. For the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) also has a crisis text line in which you can receive 24/7 support from a trained crisis counselor. Text NAMI to 741-741 for support from this resource, or visit https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-HelpLine for more information.
If you are seeking treatment facilities, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator that can guide you to treatment resources in your area. Visit https://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ to use the treatment services locator.
We know that the material covered in this course may be upsetting for some. We encourage everyone to practice self-care and utilize the resources provided to take care of your mental health.
Ganharei créditos universitários por concluir o curso?
Este curso não oferece créditos universitários, mas algumas universidades podem aceitar certificados de cursos que podem ser convertidos em créditos. Entre em contato com sua instituição para saber mais. Com os cursos on-line e os certificados Mastertrack™ do Coursera, é possível ganhar créditos universitários.
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