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A Blockchain Solution to Gun Control
  • Thomas F Heston MD
Thomas F Heston MD
Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington USA
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Abstract

Blockchain technology can be utilized to improve gun control without changing existing laws. Firearm related mortality is at epidemic levels in the United States and not only has a significant impact upon public health, it also creates a large financial burden. Suicide is the most common way guns kill. Through better gun tracking and improved screening of high risk individuals, this technological advance in distributed ledger technology will improve background checks on individuals and tracing of guns used in crimes.