South Carolina Gun Violence
Fact Sheet The state of South Carolina has both some of the weakest gun laws and some of the highest levels of gun violence in the country.
The Terror Gap
Fact Sheet With the ever-present threat of lone-wolf and homegrown terrorists perpetrating attacks on American soil, it is important to close the terror gap in order to prevent known terror suspects from easily purchasing guns.
The Myth of Police Reluctance
Despite claims to the contrary, there is no evidence to suggest that the “Hands Up” movement has caused the police to stand down.
Virginia Under the Gun
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.
Congress Should Act to Make Criminal Justice Reform History
The effects of mass incarceration ripple across the United States and affect all Americans. Congress should seize the historic opportunity to begin to repair the U.S. criminal justice system.
The Long, Reenergized Fight to Improve Policing in Baltimore
As recent events place Baltimore’s history of racial tension and institutional discrimination at the center of public attention, a new report outlines a path for police reform.
Report Baltimore activists offer six ideas to make the Baltimore Police Department more accountable, transparent, and effective at preventing and solving serious crimes.
Executive Action to Strengthen Background Checks by Addressing High-Volume Gun Sellers
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.
Point of Entry
Report The disciplinary use of suspension and expulsion for the nation’s youngest students—particularly African American students—has long-term damaging effects on children, as well as society as a whole.
All Pennsylvanians Will Benefit from a Clean Slate Policy for Minor Criminal Records
Fact Sheet A new proposal in Pennsylvania will reduce barriers to employment, housing, education, and much more.
Infographic: Ensuring that Prohibited Abusers Give Up Their Guns in New Jersey
While New Jersey has taken important steps to protect victims of domestic violence from gun violence, more can be done to keep guns out of the hands of abusers.