How The Crime Could Have Been Prevented?

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How the Crime Could Have Been Prevented?
In the wake of the Pulse nightclub shoot, many have asked whether or not the shooting could have been prevented. On June 20, 2016, the United States Senate failed to pass legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms, in addition to conducting background checks on all private gun sales. According to the Huffington Post, these two common sense reforms are non-controversial and are supported by 92 percent and 85 percent of Americans, respectively.
In spite of the setback, the future of gun violence prevention is bright. With facing pressure from the public, the Senate is in the preparation of another round of votes on gun reform. There is confidence that there will be federal support as well.
In response to the mass shooting, lawmakers at the state level have the opportunity to pass policies that not only would avoid more tragedies like the Pulse nightclub shooting to occur, but also prevents firearm suicides, also known at the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO). Similar to the domestic restraining order process, the GVRO provides the chance of defusing prospective unsafe situations before permanent harm is committed. Additionally, the GVRO allows for families and law enforcement to petition that a judge temporarily removes firearms from a person who is under crisis for a one year period; this will allow for the imminent threat of themselves, and other does not occur and provide the individual with the…
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