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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

Faith Leaders Calling for an End to Gun Violence

Gun violence preventionVoices in faith communities across America are loudly speaking out about how gun violence affects them and why we need a real solution now.

By Eleni Towns | Thursday, March 21, 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

After Tragedies, Coloradans Unite Around Universal Background Checks

play_alt icon Video The tragedies of Columbine and Aurora have galvanized Coloradans—including gun owners—around common-sense gun-safety measures like universal background checks.

By Andrew Satter | Thursday, February 14, 2013

NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors

David KeeneUsing a front group, the NRA has spent millions of dollars to influence the elections of state supreme court judges and attorneys general nationwide.

By Billy Corriher | Thursday, February 14, 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

Top 10 Reasons Why Communities of Color Should Care About Stricter Gun-Violence Prevention Laws

Gun violenceCommunities and families of color disproportionately suffer from gun violence, and any comprehensive legislation to prevent gun violence should attempt to bring down its causes in these areas.

By Morriah Kaplan and Sophia Kerby | Thursday, January 17, 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

Faith Communities Stepping Up Efforts Against Guns and Gun Violence

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick speaking at Washington National CathedralFor many in the faith community, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is the final straw.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, January 9, 2013

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on the Senseless Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School

CAP President Neera Tanden issues a statement in the wake of the senseless shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Cuts to Mental Health Services Could Lead to More Spree Killings

Donna Cooper argues that drastic cuts to mental health service budgets coupled with lax gun purchase laws increases the likelihood of more rampage shootings.

By Donna Cooper | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Spree Killings Growing More Frequent and More Deadly

Donna Cooper writes that the pace of mentally ill individuals who commit rampage killings with legally purchased guns is increasing.

By Donna Cooper | Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Economic Benefits of Reducing Violent Crime

book_alt2 icon Report Robert J. Shapiro and Kevin A. Hassett examine and analyze the costs of violent crimes in eight major American cities, and estimate the savings and other benefits that would accompany significant reductions in those crimes.

By Robert J. Shapiro and Kevin A. Hassett | Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Auditing the Cost of the Virginia Tech Massacre

book_alt2 icon Report Anthony Green and Donna Cooper examine the financial costs of this tragic spree killing and make recommendations for curbing gun violence.

By Anthony Green and Donna Cooper | Thursday, April 12, 2012