Thursday, August 3, 2023

A Blockchain Solution to Gun Control

Blockchain technology can help reduce firearm-related morbidity and mortality by improving background checks, gun registration and decreasing economic pressures that increase interpersonal violence and suicides. In the US, firearm-related deaths have reached epidemic levels. Suicides were the 10th leading cause of death and homicides the 17th leading cause of death in 2014, with the majority of these due to firearm injury. The level of morbidity and mortality due to firearm injuries in the US is not showing a significant decline in spite of advances in medical care and technology. Death from firearms rightly has been recognized as a public health crisis.

Heston, Thomas F. (2018). A Blockchain Solution to Gun Control. International Journal of Scientific Research, 3(7), 81–83.