The Peace Plan for a Safe America is sweeping six-point plan that uses the acronym CHANGE to list policy solutions for alleviating gun violence.
The plan’s executive summary calls on “the next Presidential Administration and Congress” to adopt its proposals in order to address what it calls a “national gun violence epidemic.”
“The next President must act with a fierce urgency to call this crisis what it is: a national public health emergency. They must acknowledge that the level of gun violence in the U.S. is unprecedented for a developed nation – and only bold, new solutions can move the needle on the rates of gun injuries and deaths,” the group says in its executive summary.
The plan includes familiar gun control measures as well as novel approaches to scrutinizing the gun lobby and a new role within the administration focused entirely on gun violence prevention.
David Hogg, co-founder of March for Our Lives, acknowledged that some proposals might be nonstarters for gun owners, such as a gun registry. But the plan is not meant to be all or nothing, he said. It’s intended to start conversations about solutions to gun violence in all its forms, including death by suicides and other incidents that may not make headlines, he said.
“It’s OK for us to disagree,” he said. “If you want to have a discussion about peace and how Americans can come together, let’s not only talk about mass shootings. Let’s talk about the reality of gun violence in the United States today and the stories that are not on TV.”
Here’s an overview of what the plan entails:
1. Change the standards of gun ownership
The first prong