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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

Why Do Some Americans Love Guns So Much?

Sam Fulwood III considers the mythology of our nation’s fascination with guns, and why the most ardent gun lovers still embrace these myths.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Violence Doesn’t Work

Sam Fulwood III finds hope amid the recent bloodshed, knowing violence in past struggles for progressive change led America to embrace its best instincts.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

President Bill Clinton Provides Guidance on Domestic Tragedies

President Bill Clinton's speech at an event at the CAP Action Fund last year offers lessons on tragedies such as Saturday's shooting in Tuscon, Arizona.

Sunday, January 9, 2011