Legislators in Aurora hope national cooling-off period for handgun purchases will save lives


A new bill that would require a national mandatory three-day waiting period when buying a gun could help save lives from gun violence and suicide, a Harvard Business School professor said at a roundtable discussion on gun safety in Aurora.

The study, authored by Harvard professor Deepak Malhotra, Michael Luca and Christopher Poliquin, found that handgun waiting periods reduce gun homicides by 17% and gun suicides by 10%.

New legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, and Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Schaumburg, was based off the research and aims to create a national waiting period called the Choosing Our Own Lives Over Fast Firearms Act — or the COOL OFF Act.

Nearly 100 people attended the roundtable event at the Prisco Community Center in Aurora Friday that was co-hosted by Foster, Krishnamoorthi and also featured U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain and Malhotra.

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April 8, 2019 at 05:54PM

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