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Firearm Purchaser Licensing Laws Linked To Fewer Fatal Mass Shootings

Firearm purchaser licensing laws that require an in-person application or fingerprinting are associated with an estimated 56 percent fewer fatal mass shootings in states that have them, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School …

Walmart CEO Calls for Congress to Debate Assault Weapons Ban

In the wake of a mass shooting at a Walmart Inc. store, Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon called for an assault weapons ban to be debated by Congress and said he’s encouraged by growing support for gun-control measures like background …

Stricter Gun Laws Haven’t Made Communities Safer from Mass Shootings

A trauma research team has developed a profile of commonalities among communities where mass shootings have occurred that includes a shortage of mental health professionals, a relative lack of socialization opportunities, higher rates of income inequality, and relatively high housing …

Beazley, Lloyd’s Broker, Bitfury Creating Blockchain Registry for Crisis Coverages

Insurer Beazley has partnered with three companies to build a blockchain-based registry that will manage insurance for crisis situations such as mass shootings, the companies told Reuters. The registry will use blockchain to speed a response to mass casualties and …

Students Lead March for Stronger Gun Safety Laws

Thousands of high school students and supporters gathered in Washington and across the U.S. Saturday to demand tougher gun laws from an older generation that’s delivered little change after years of mass shootings. Participants in the March for Our Lives …

House Approves School Safety Bill

The House overwhelmingly approved a bill to improve school safety Wednesday, the first gun-related action by Congress since the shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school. The bill authorizes $500 million over 10 years for grants to …

Lockton, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage Offer Income Protection without Physical Loss

Lockton Cos. and wholesale broker Burns & Wilcox Brokerage have joined the Ebola-sensitive insurance protection movement with a product that protects companies from income losses and increased costs incurred without actual physical damages. The companies have launched the Protection Against …