TUNE IN: Taking Action on AI Today and in the Future

RSVP to join our online audience


End Gerrymandering To Help Prevent Gun Violence

Putting an end to gerrymandering could lead to tougher gun legislation at the state level—and, as a result, safer communities.

See also: How Partisan Gerrymandering Prevents Legislative Action on Gun Violence” by Alex Tausanovitch, Chelsea Parsons, and Rukmani Bhatia

The American public supports sensible laws to prevent gun violence, but in part thanks to partisan gerrymandering, many state legislatures aren’t taking action. Ending gerrymandering would likely result in tougher gun laws—and safer communities.

Jasmine Hardy is the video editor at the Center for American Progress. Alex Tausanovitch is the director of Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform at the Center. Chelsea Parsons is the vice president of Gun Violence Prevention at the Center. Sam Berger is the vice president of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center.

The positions of American Progress, and our policy experts, are independent, and the findings and conclusions presented are those of American Progress alone. A full list of supporters is available here. American Progress would like to acknowledge the many generous supporters who make our work possible.


Jasmine Hardy

Senior Video Producer

Alex Tausanovitch

Former Senior Fellow

Chelsea Parsons

Vice President, Gun Violence Prevention

Sam Berger

Former Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform