A Dual Disenfranchisement: 2013 Update
Issue Brief As recently released data show, the rate of women of color showing up at the polls on Election Day increased from 2008 to 2012.
No Justice for the Injured
Report An analysis of state supreme court rulings shows that an influx of corporate campaign cash is influencing judges to rule against those injured while on the job or by business entities such as hospitals.
Preventing Domestic Abusers and Stalkers from Accessing Guns
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.
9 Reasons Why Progress on Stronger Gun Laws Is Within Reach
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.
Advocates Continue Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence
In the wake of last week’s Senate vote against legislation to prevent gun violence, Americans must remember that their efforts to reduce gun violence are a marathon, not a sprint.
Thou Shall Not Kill: Faith Groups and Gun-Violence Prevention
Issue Brief In this brief, we examine the efforts of faith-based groups to prevent deaths caused by firearms through their work as first-responders, advocates, and prophetic voices against the scourge of gun violence.
America Under the Gun
Report A new CAP analysis suggests a relationship between weak state gun laws and high levels of gun violence.
Interactive: Measuring Gun Violence Across the 50 States
Interactive This interactive map shows a state-by-state survey of 10 measures of gun violence drawn from FBI, ATF, and CDC data. The measures are aggregated to show that states with weak gun laws have higher rates of gun violence, and states with stronger gun laws have lower rates of gun violence.
What the Public Really Thinks About Guns
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.
Blindfolded, and with One Hand Tied Behind the Back
Issue Brief The use of appropriations riders to enact policy changes has reached new heights in the area of firearms.
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.
5 Reasons Why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Enhances Our Democracy
Issue Brief Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act has protected our right to vote and is needed to continue building a diverse electorate that includes all Americans.
Every State Can Implement Transgender-Inclusive Health Coverage
A case study of the Oregon Insurance Division shows how statutes already on the books in every state give state policymakers the authority to end antitransgender discrimination in health insurance.
After Tragedies, Coloradans Unite Around Universal Background Checks
Video The tragedies of Columbine and Aurora have galvanized Coloradans—including gun owners—around common-sense gun-safety measures like universal background checks.
NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors
Using a front group, the NRA has spent millions of dollars to influence the elections of state supreme court judges and attorneys general nationwide.