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3 Key Challenges in Combating the Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

article icon Issue Brief There is growing recognition that the sex trafficking of children is an issue in the United States. But there is much work still to be done to effectively combat this crime and provide appropriate services and support to victims.

By Chelsea Parsons, Andrew Cray, Malika Saada Saar, and Yasmin Vafa | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Young Guns: How Gun Violence is Devastating the Millennial Generation

article icon Issue Brief On average, 33,000 Americans are killed with guns each year, and the burden of this violence falls disproportionately on young people.

By Chelsea Parsons and Anne Johnson | Friday, February 21, 2014

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The Gun Debate 1 Year After Newtown

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

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Parsing Myth from Reality in U.S. Gun Culture

Many of the popular notions that underlie American gun culture are based on a reality that never existed.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Gun Owner: Why Universal Background Checks Will Make Us Safer

play_alt icon Video Larry Glick, former executive director of the National Tactical Officers Association, explains why universal background checks will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Allison Zelman | Friday, September 20, 2013

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License to Kill

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

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Lost and Stolen Guns from Gun Dealers

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

6 Ways Faith Communities Have Helped Prevent Gun Violence Since Newtown

Faith communities are playing an integral role in making communities safer through state gun-violence prevention laws in the wake of the Newtown shooting.

By Eleni Towns | Monday, June 17, 2013

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

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

The Smith & Wesson .45 caliber M1911 pistol

Preventing Domestic Abusers and Stalkers from Accessing Guns

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

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gabby Giffords, Mark Barden

9 Reasons Why Progress on Stronger Gun Laws Is Within Reach

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

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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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Thou Shall Not Kill: Faith Groups and Gun-Violence Prevention

article icon 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.

By Jack Jenkins, with Eleni Towns | Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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America Under the Gun

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

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