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.
Pennsylvania Gun Owner: Why Universal Background Checks Will Make Us Safer
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.
License to Kill
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.
Lost and Stolen Guns from Gun Dealers
Issue Brief Congressional budget restrictions have made it harder for police to stop guns from disappearing from gun-dealer inventories.
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.
Recommendations for Executive Action to Combat Illegal Gun Trafficking and Gun Crime
Issue Brief There is much the president can do to address gun violence in our communities that does not require approval by Congress.
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.
Faith Leaders Calling for an End to Gun Violence
Voices in faith communities across America are loudly speaking out about how gun violence affects them and why we need a real solution now.
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.