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Arkadi Gerney Archives

The Gun Debate 1 Year After Newtown

Gun control rally article icon Issue Brief The debate over background checks in the past year has devolved into sound bites, misstatements, and misunderstandings. But at its core, this proposal will enhance public safety and prevent dangerous people from easily acquiring guns.

By Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Friday, December 13, 2013

Infographic: Washington State Is for Background Checks

Private sellers and buyers should be required to visit a Washington state gun dealer to conduct a background check and process a gun sale.

By Chelsea Parsons, Arkadi Gerney, and Charles Posner | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

License to Kill

Guns book_alt2 icon Report Stand Your Ground laws, combined with weak state permitting laws that allow potentially dangerous individuals to carry concealed, loaded weapons in public with little law enforcement oversight or discretion, can produce deadly results.

By Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lost and Stolen Guns from Gun Dealers

Riverview Gun Sales article icon Issue Brief Congressional budget restrictions have made it harder for police to stop guns from disappearing from gun-dealer inventories.

By Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Recommendations for Executive Action to Combat Illegal Gun Trafficking and Gun Crime

President Barack Obama gun action article icon Issue Brief There is much the president can do to address gun violence in our communities that does not require approval by Congress.

By Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Monday, June 10, 2013

Preventing Domestic Abusers and Stalkers from Accessing Guns

The Smith & Wesson .45 caliber M1911 pistol article icon Issue Brief Weaknesses in federal law and law enforcement leave untold numbers of women vulnerable to gun violence committed by men who have harassed, stalked, threatened, and terrorized them, often for years.

By Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, Chelsea Parsons, and Megan Knauss | Thursday, May 9, 2013

9 Reasons Why Progress on Stronger Gun Laws Is Within Reach

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gabby Giffords, Mark Barden article icon Issue Brief Even though the Senate failed to pass an amendment to require background checks for most gun sales, stronger gun laws are still within reach.

By Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

America Under the Gun

America Under the Gun Cover Art book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP analysis suggests a relationship between weak state gun laws and high levels of gun violence.

By Arkadi Gerney, Chelsea Parsons, and Charles Posner | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What the Public Really Thinks About Guns

Students join interfaith candlelight prayer vigil to end gun violence article icon Issue Brief There is clear consensus around a variety of common-sense gun laws, as well as consensus around what limits are unacceptable. Congress is fighting over questions that are simply not controversial.

By Margie Omero, Michael Bocian, Bob Carpenter, Linda DiVall, Diane T. Feldman, Celinda Lake, Douglas E. Schoen, Al Quinlan, Joshua Ulibarri, and Arkadi Gerney | Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blindfolded, and with One Hand Tied Behind the Back

Handguns at Capitol City Arms Supply article icon Issue Brief The use of appropriations riders to enact policy changes has reached new heights in the area of firearms.

By Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Infographic: Fixing Gun Background Checks

Only federally licensed gun dealers currently have to perform background checks on purchasers of firearms. A law instituting universal background checks would help further prevent gun violence.

By Arkadi Gerney and Kendall Bills | Monday, March 4, 2013

Constitutionality of Proposed Firearms Legislation

Gun store article icon Issue Brief The firearm regulation measures endorsed by President Obama and proposed by Congress are safely within constitutional confines and reflect the sort of reasonable regulation that the Supreme Court has already endorsed in previous cases.

By Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Robyn Thomas | Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Arkadi Gerney

Arkadi Gerney is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Arkadi’s work focuses on crime, gun policy, immigration, data innovation, and data privacy. Prior to joining CAP Arkadi was senior director for policy, partnerships, and public affairs at Opower, a fast-growing software company that works with more than 75 utilities in the United States […]

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation

Sandy Hook bus article icon Issue Brief Through better background checks; taking military-grade weapons off the streets and out of criminals’ hands; and improved data, coordination, and enforcement, we can reduce the gun violence that plagues our communities, our children, and our families.

By Neera Tanden, Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Danielle Baussan | Saturday, January 12, 2013