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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

3 Key Challenges in Combating the Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

Prostitution arrest article icon Issue Brief There is growing recognition that the sex trafficking of children is an issue in the United States. But there is much work still to be done to effectively combat this crime and provide appropriate services and support to victims.

by Chelsea Parsons, Andrew Cray, Malika Saada Saar, Yasmin Vafa | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Young Guns: How Gun Violence is Devastating the Millennial Generation

Girls crying at funeral article icon Issue Brief On average, 33,000 Americans are killed with guns each year, and the burden of this violence falls disproportionately on young people.

by Chelsea Parsons and Anne Johnson | Friday, February 21, 2014

The Gun Debate 1 Year After Newtown

Gun control rally article icon Issue Brief The debate over background checks in the past year has devolved into sound bites, misstatements, and misunderstandings. But at its core, this proposal will enhance public safety and prevent dangerous people from easily acquiring guns.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Friday, December 13, 2013

Infographic: Washington State Is for Background Checks

Private sellers and buyers should be required to visit a Washington state gun dealer to conduct a background check and process a gun sale.

by Chelsea Parsons, Arkadi Gerney, Charles Posner | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

License to Kill

Guns book_alt2 icon 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.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, September 17, 2013