Overwhelming majorities want to see universal background checks, raising the age to buy any kind of gun to 21 and red flag laws. But just a quarter trust the government to look out for them.
In the massive security breach that was revealed early this month, hackers also very likely accessed information from background checks.
More than 32,000 people die each year in the United States in gun-related suicides, violence and accidents. The physicians seek universal background checks and other measures to reduce the toll.
They would have to be an Alaska resident for at least one year before they can apply, and would need to go through fingerprinting and background checks.
The mass shooting at a Navy installation in Washington, D.C. Monday is reigniting the debate over guns and background checks.
A recent Gallup Poll shows 83% of Americans support expanded background checks; a slight tick down from 91% just a few months ago.
The U.S. Senate will vote today whether to begin debate on a package of new gun regulations.