These tragic shootings have pushed the gun debate the forefront of our upcoming elections. The GOP have resisted common sense reforms like an assault weapons ban and universal background checks—two reforms our Dem field agrees are the BARE MINIMUM. A few Dems (Booker, Warren, Buttigieg, Yang, & Harris) have taken a stronger stance by calling for gun licensing, which would require a license to own a firearm (VERY REASONABLE). Getting a license would mean a more extensive vetting process that could require submitting fingerprints and a photo, interviews with law enforcement, and a gun safety training course. Some would expand this to include mandatory registration of firearms, which, in theory, would provide police a database of weapons to seize if someone loses their gun license (ALSO VERY REASONABLE!). “Front-runner” Biden doesn't yet have a dedicated gun policy platform on his website.