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Decrease gun violence with commonsense policies

Author Chelsea Parsons stresses the need for common-sense policies in the United States to reduce gun violence and save lives.

by Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hate and Guns: A Terrifying Combination

Mother Emanuel mouners book_alt2 icon Report Congress and state legislatures should pass laws that prevent individuals convicted of hate crimes from buying or possessing firearms.

by Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Jordan Jones | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

State Leaders Must Act on Gun Violence

State and local leaders must rise to President Barack Obama's challenge to end gun violence by pushing for new legislation and taking nonlegislative action.

by Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

On gun control, America can't wait for Congress

While Congress has failed to act swiftly in response to recent mass shootings, some state level responses to address gun violence underscore why America can't wait.

by Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Framework for Action

Virginia state Capitol book_alt2 icon Report State executives have many options for adopting policies and programs to address gun violence in their state that do not require legislative action.

by Chelsea Parsons, Arkadi Gerney, Tim Daly | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Virginia Under the Gun

WDBJ-TV vigil article icon Issue Brief A number of aspects of gun violence and gun-related crime in Virginia are exceptional or above the national average, and there is much state leaders could do to strengthen the state’s laws and prevent gun deaths.

by Chelsea Parsons, Tim Daly, Eugenio Weigend Vargas | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Executive Action to Strengthen Background Checks by Addressing High-Volume Gun Sellers

gun show dealer article icon Issue Brief The current regulation defining who is required to obtain a federal firearms license should be revised to ensure that high-volume gun sellers are required to conduct background checks for all sales.

by Chelsea Parsons and Arkadi Gerney | Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Bureau and the Bureau

DeSoto book_alt2 icon Report After two years of research into ATF's history, work, and challenges, CAP recommends merging it into the FBI to create a federal law enforcement agency with the leadership, resources, and political support necessary to help reform the gun industry and reduce gun violence in the United States.

by Chelsea Parsons and Arkadi Gerney | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the Crosshairs

article icon Issue Brief Women in Nevada face rates of gun homicide that are among the highest in the nation. State leaders need to take action to ensure that dangerous domestic abusers and stalkers do not have easy access to firearms.

by Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Lauren Speigel | Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Law That Will Make a Million George Zimmermans

Concealed carry reciprocity legislation could create a race to the bottom, forcing states to accept a lowest common denominator standard for determining who is eligible to carry loaded guns.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Monday, January 12, 2015

4 Ideas That Could Begin to Reform the Criminal Justice System and Improve Police-Community Relations

article icon Issue Brief There are concrete lessons to learn and ideas to implement that could turn a moment of anger and frustration into an opportunity to make positive change in our criminal justice system.

by Michele L. Jawando and Chelsea Parsons | Thursday, December 18, 2014

9 Things to Know About Gun Violence in Washington State

initiative 594 article icon Issue Brief There are many facets of gun violence in Washington state that stand out as exception, unusual, or above the national average, and the state can do more to prevent gun deaths and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

by Chelsea Parsons and Lauren Speigel | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fact Sheets: Protecting Women from Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet Some states have already enacted some of these policies, but many are falling short in enacting strong laws to protect women from fatal gun violence.

by Chelsea Parsons, Lauren Speigel, Lindsey Zwicker | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Assault Weapons Revisited

gun book_alt2 icon Report Twenty years after the enactment of the federal assault weapons ban and 10 years after it was allowed to expire, it is time to consider new ideas for regulating uniquely dangerous firearms.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Friday, September 12, 2014

Women Under the Gun

A house at twighlight book_alt2 icon Report Intimate partner violence is a key driver of homicides of women, and weak gun laws at the federal and state levels leave far too many women facing a fatal end to their abuse.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Wednesday, June 18, 2014