Center for American Progress

: CAP Update Call: Common-Sense Steps to Reduce Gun Violence
Past Event

CAP Update Call: Common-Sense Steps to Reduce Gun Violence

Center for American Progress
5:00 - 5:30 PM EDT

Gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis. It goes beyond the mass shootings that grab the nation’s attention. Every day, gun violence takes lives from communities across the country in the form of suicides, unintentional shootings, and interpersonal conflicts that become fatal due to easy access to guns. In this country, an average of 35,000 people are killed with guns every year—96 each day.

Following the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Center for American Progress released a six-step plan that outlines common-sense policies aimed at reducing gun violence. While there is no single, simple solution, there are several steps that could be taken right now to create safer communities for everyone.

Please join CAP for a policy discussion on gun violence prevention and how recent advocacy efforts have focused the nation’s attention on this issue.

CAP experts joining the call include:

Winnie Stachelberg
Executive Vice President, External Affairs

Chelsea Parsons
Vice President, Gun Violence Prevention

Stasha Rhodes
Director of Advocacy, Gun Violence Prevention

Maggie Thompson
Executive Director, Generation Progress

Call-in information will be provided upon registration. Please contact Jon Roux at [email protected] for further questions or inquiries.