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Chelsea Parsons Archives

Violent Words, Violent Crimes

Three Percenters book_alt2 icon Report Anti-government extremism, tensions over control of public lands, and easy access to guns collide in Nevada, with devastating consequences.

by Chelsea Parsons, Annette Magnus, Jordan Jones | Thursday, September 22, 2016

Creating Safe and Healthy Living Environments for Low-Income Families

A man walks past a blighted building in Baltimore book_alt2 icon Report Given how central homes and communities are to people’s lives, federal and local leaders must work to ensure low-income families live in environments that are conducive to their success.

by Tracey Ross, Chelsea Parsons, Rebecca Vallas | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Turning Shock and Grief for Orlando into Action

If nationwide marriage equality was ever seen as the end of the fight for full equality for this community, that idea was shattered along with the 49 lives lost in the Pulse Nightclub.

by Winnie Stachelberg, Chelsea Parsons, Laura E. Durso | Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pennsylvania Under the Gun

Barracks for the Pennsylvania State Police article icon Issue Brief While Pennsylvania has instituted important measures to prevent gun violence, more can be done to strengthen its laws and reduce gun-related crimes.

by Chelsea Parsons and Eugenio Weigend Vargas | Monday, May 16, 2016

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