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Law Enforcement Think Tank Gives 9 Key Recommendations On How To Prevent 'Gun Violence'
Town hall ^ | 6/10/18 | beth baumann

Posted on 06/11/2018 4:38:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington-based think tank, on Friday released their Action Plan to Reduce Gun Violence following a Thursday meeting with the nation’s big-city police chiefs.

"The recommendations recognize that solving the gun violence problem is not the responsibility of one entity or one level of government," the recommendation guide said. "There is a role for everyone on the gun issue: individuals (legal gun owners and non-gun owners alike); law enforcement personnel; prosecutors; judges; state governments; the federal government; family and friends of people who may be in crisis; researchers; the philanthropic community; and the community at large. The recommendations reflect this shared responsibility."

When coming up with the action plans, PERF asked executive members for their input. They then followed up with interviews of police chiefs, sheriffs, and other subject matter experts and reading through current gun violence literature and pamphlets. 

According to PERF, these are the actions that will have the biggest influence on reducing gun violence:

1. Keep guns out of the hands of people who are legally prohibited from owning them by:

• Strengthening the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) by implementing part of the Fix NICS Act, which would require a more complete, timely, and standardized reporting of criminal FBI convictions to the system.

Requiring background checks for all private sales and transfers.

• Closing the "boyfriend loophole," so domestic abusers who were not married to their victims do not have access to firearms.

• Increasing the length of time during which background checks can be completed, so as to minimize “delayed denial” situations.

2. We can prevent future killings by deterring people from illegally carrying firearms today.

• States should enact swift, certain, and proportional punishments for those charged with illegal possession of a firearm and other gun crimes.

• Penalties should be modest for first offenses, and should increase significantly for each subsequent offense. The purpose is not to incarcerate large numbers of offenders for long periods of time, but to convey a clear message that illegal carrying of firearms will not be tolerated. The goal is to break up the common pattern of repeated arrests for gun possession, with little or no consequences, eventually leading to an arrest for a homicide or other serious gun crime, with severe consequence.

• Accountability measures should be supported by an education campaign alerting the public to the consequences of illegally carrying firearm.

• Law enforcement agencies should work closely with state and local prosecutors, early in the investigatory process, to build strong cases that can be successfully prosecute.

• As part of their focused deterrence strategies, agencies should form close partnerships with federal officials on prosecuting high-risk gun offenders in federal court.

• Agencies should create and support victim and witness protection programs to guard against intimidation and to support cooperation with investigators and prosecutors.

3. What every gun owner must do: Secure guns in the home, and remove guns from homes where they pose an extreme risk.

• Enact and enforce laws (such as Child Access Protection statutes) that mandate the safe storage of firearms in homes and vehicles. These laws should be supported by public education campaigns that explain how to safely secure firearms, as well as prosecution of violator. 

Enact and utilize Extreme-Risk Protection Order laws that allow family members or friends to petition the courts to order the temporary removal of firearms from individuals who may be at risk of harming themselves or others. Police Executive Research Form.

• Enact and enforce laws that provide for the immediate surrender of firearms upon conviction of domestic violence offenses or other disqualifying events under federal law. Agencies should create and train specialized units to enforce protection orders and remove firearms from these offender. 

• Develop and use lethality assessments tools for officers responding to the scene of a domestic violence incident to help determine if the victim is at an increased risk of being killed in a subsequent incident. Such tools can complement problem-oriented policing strategies aimed at curbing domestic violence.

4. Implement evidence-based policing strategies to target the small number of offenders who are responsible for most gun violence.

• Law enforcement agencies should vigorously investigate non-fatal shootings and gun possession cases, as a strategy for preventing future shootings and homicides.

• Agencies should implement evidence-based enforcement and prevention strategies that include: Focused deterrent, hot spot policies, directed patrol, problem-oriented policing 

• Predictive Policing Models can help agencies more effectively deploy resources to support these initiative. 

•Efforts to build community trust and engagement can help ensure that community members will tell police what they know about gun violence offenders.

5. Ballistics technology is extremely powerful. We need to fully utilize it. Connecting guns helps to solve crimes and prevent future offenses.

• Law enforcement agencies should collect ballistics evidence in all shootings, including random shootings and those in which no one is hit.

• Agencies should strive to develop the necessary resources or partnerships to run all ballistics evidence through NIBIN (National Integrated Ballistics Information Network) and aggressively pursue all investigative leads. The goal should be to submit casings and receive results from NIBIN within 48 hours. 

• Agencies should test fire all guns they recover and trace all crime guns through the eTrace system.

• The ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence Centers should be a priority for federal funding, and local agencies should take full advantage of this resource.

6. Reducing the carnage: Limit the availability of high-powered firearms.

• Limit the capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. Police Executive Research Form.

• Ban the sale and importation of bump stocks.

• Ban the future sale and importation of military-style weapons that have no purpose except to kill large numbers of people as quickly as possible.

7. Stop guns from entering the black market.

• Law enforcement agencies should vigorously investigate and prosecute both individuals and gun dealers who engage in straw purchases and other illegal gun trafficking schemes.

• To guard against gun store burglaries and robberies, there should be strict physical security standards at federally licensed firearms dealers.

• Individuals should be required to report stolen or lost firearms. To support the reporting of stolen firearms, there should be public education campaigns to explain how to record identifying information about the firearm (e.g., serial number) and how to report it as stolen.

8. Connecting the dots: Assessing threats to intervene in mass shootings.

• Develop and use threat assessment protocols for individuals who come to the attention of law enforcement as potential mass attack offenders.

• To combat school shootings, school resource officers, teachers and other school personnel should be trained to look for tell-tale signs of crisis or violence, and protocols should be established for reporting and following up on those threats.

9. Verifying what works: Dramatically expand gun violence research.

• The federal government, through the CDC and other agencies, should support high quality research on evidence-based strategies for combating gun violence.

• Private foundations should continue to support gun violence research.

• Law enforcement agencies should work closely with the research community to engage in research projects that examine the effectiveness of their gun violence programs and strategies.

• Special attention should be given to researching the recommendations made in this report.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; gunviolence; leo; police; prevention; schoolshootings
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If anyone still thinks that the police are somehow on the side of the constitution and individual liberty, reading this should quickly disabuse them of that foolish notion. It reads like the anti-gun wish list of the progressive wing of the Democrat party
1 posted on 06/11/2018 4:38:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: from occupied ga

Hit post before I finished editing it Oh well.


2 posted on 06/11/2018 4:39:35 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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3 posted on 06/11/2018 4:42:21 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: from occupied ga

20,000 gun laws that don’t work and they want more.


4 posted on 06/11/2018 4:44:48 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Chivalry is not dead. It is a warriors code and only practiced by warriors.)
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To: from occupied ga

What faction of law enforcement put this out? I do believe most LEO’s do support the 2nd Amendment. JMO


5 posted on 06/11/2018 4:45:03 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (boycott the)
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“the progressive wing of the Democrat party”

That’s what any “think tank: is. Group think is a progressive invention whether it’s gun control or any other subject. Progressives do all the thinking and get unhinged when individuals attempt it.

But gun control does work, see my tagline.


6 posted on 06/11/2018 4:45:35 AM PDT by redfreedom (Gun control has proven success! (Such as in Hitler's Germany & Stalin's Russia))
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To: from occupied ga

As for what I can do for myself, I like this list better:

- Don’t commit suicide.
- Adopt a policy of not escalating any road rage situations.
- Do not join a gang.
- Do not buy or sell illegal drugs.
- Do not get involved with abusive people.
- Implement a personal curfew.
- Stay away from Gun-Free Zones.
- Do not associate with convicted criminals.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Avoid people who handle guns in an irresponsible manner.
- Do not be a predator.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-07/how-reduce-your-risk-death-gun-violence


7 posted on 06/11/2018 4:45:57 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: from occupied ga

This is a think tank looking for funding in the DC area. That is all it is.


8 posted on 06/11/2018 4:46:28 AM PDT by buffaloguy (Bond arms Cowboy)
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To: redfreedom

Group think thrives on Free Republic


9 posted on 06/11/2018 4:47:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming))
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Has any ballistics data solved any crime? Last I heard the real evidence was it was a waste of resources. Has anybody even seen the ballistics from Twin Peaks? Seems like one case where it might be useful but they don’t want us to know...


10 posted on 06/11/2018 4:47:45 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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Gun quiz:

I have 20 guns in my safe.

10 of them are semi automatic firearms that accept standard magazines (aka assault weapons to gun grabbers).

The Congress passes a law to ban ownership, possession, transfer, manufacture of all of them. They order citizens to turn them in to the cops or face long jail time after police raid and confiscation.

Question: How many guns will I have left in my safe?

Answer: Not 10.

Its 157.

I lied about only having 20 guns and I won't turn any in.

11 posted on 06/11/2018 4:51:29 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Quit calling them liberals, progressives, or Democrats. Call them what they are: COMMUNISTS!)
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I do believe most LEO’s do support the 2nd Amendment. JMO

You just keep on believing that. BUT, you might want to read this and see how many law enforcement types refused to carry out this blatant violation of the 2nd amendment protections. I know I'm always reading about how police refuse to arrest people for malum prohibitum violations < /sarcasm>

12 posted on 06/11/2018 4:52:01 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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But gun control does work, see my tagline

I agree - it makes the world safe for tyranny, but what it works for is not what it's advertised to do. I guess the anti-gunner's motto is "The more defenseless you are the safer you are." George Orwell would be proud.

13 posted on 06/11/2018 4:56:43 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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This isn’t the “police,” this is a far-left think tank that parrots Democrat talking points. “The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a national membership organization of police executives primarily from the largest city, county and state law enforcement agencies in the United States.” Contrary to your whining, surveys of line officers consistently show massive levels of support for the Second Amendment and opposition to gun control.


14 posted on 06/11/2018 4:56:44 AM PDT by TexasGurl24
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To: wastoute
"Has anybody even seen the ballistics from Twin Peaks?"

Something that is definitely missing.

Combined with the videos and audios there should already be a millisecond-by-millisecond timeline of who shot whom, where and with what.

It should be released to the public.

15 posted on 06/11/2018 4:59:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Road Warrior ‘04
"As the name implies, the Police Executive Research Forum, is an organization dedicated to making police policy changes at the highest levels in police management. This organization is not a street level training organization, or one that seeks solutions where the “rubber meets the road”. PERF is a top-down organization, providing broad recommendations to the nation’s police Chiefs. Law Enforcement Training.

PERF is a police executive organization, but its Washington, D.C. roots can make its message out of touch with the realities on the beat." It's composed of police chiefs, not actual cops with a day to day awareness of the real world.

PERF’s leadership are composed of Chiefs from some of the largest police organizations in the United States. Those police organizations have layers and layers of command structure separating the Chiefs from the officers on the road. Many of these large cities also happen to have some of the highest crime rates in the nation, with severe disparity in social levels and wealth, distinct differences in how government services are rendered, and rampant problems with drugs and gangs.

Guidelines for law enforcement are misguided

16 posted on 06/11/2018 5:00:45 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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Contrary to your whining, surveys of line officers consistently show massive levels of support for the Second Amendment and opposition to gun control.

Yeah right. I take it that survey wasn't taken in NY, NJ, MA, IL, CA, MD, etc. I'm trying to count how many news items I've seen where officers refused to arrest someone for a technical violation of some gun law. Hmmm counting counting counting. I get ZERO.

17 posted on 06/11/2018 5:01:15 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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"To combat school shootings, school resource officers, teachers and other school personnel should be trained to look for tell-tale signs of crisis or violence, and protocols should be established for reporting and following up on those threats."

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ So how did that work for Parkland? The shooter came to the attention of law enforcement an obscene number of times and they did nothing. This is just WORDS, not ACTION. Schools need to be hardened targets. People WILL get guns and if they can't get guns, they'll use whatever they can get their hands on, even if every one of these 9 items on the wish list were enacted.

This Secret Service guy is on the right track with his recommendations .... so is the NRA that has a specific program (no one talks about it - gee, why not? because it's the NRA???) to assess schools and help them with security and becoming a hardened target. This is immediate ACTION to make students/teachers feel safer and proactive steps to physically keep these people from getting in and doing damage plus give them real strategies for how to deal with the situation should the worst occur.

Retired Secret Service agent had warned Stoneman Douglas about security failures

National School Shield

18 posted on 06/11/2018 5:06:26 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMPIt)
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Requiring background checks for all private sales and transfers.

If this is as simple as requiring that the buyer show a carry permit at time of purchase, fine.

But if this involves involving an FFL with every transfer, or doing anything else that creates a paper trail, no.

First, if we involve an FFL in a transfer, we're not requiring background checks on private sales, we're outlawing private sales.

Second, making the existence of a proper record necessary for a legal transfer reverses the presumption of innocence, with respect to firearms. It makes the simple ownership of a new firearm a crime, subject to an affirmative defense in having the proper paper trail.

And we all know how inept BATF has proven itself in maintaining databases, over the years. The assumption that they will not lose, misplace, or simply misfile transfer records is false. Error rates in the NFA database run form 30-50%.

And if you combine that error rate with their proposal for significant penalties for illegal possession, and you expose every gun owner to significant risk.

Which is, of course, what the proponents of these proposals want.

19 posted on 06/11/2018 5:07:02 AM PDT by jdege
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#9 is so far off track. it’s all stated from fear.

More like they should spend all that time and effort teaching kids proper habits around guns, parents teaching those kids/teens they deem ready proper handling and usage of guns. Hold schools etc accountable for their many times lacadazical approaches to kids who are becoming a concern. instead of keeping quiet and hoping nothing goes wrong on their watch.

guns are not a problem it’s some people and their actions that are the problem.


20 posted on 06/11/2018 5:07:13 AM PDT by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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