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Pennsylvania Under the Gun

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.

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.

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Three Ways Congressional Mens Rea Proposals Could Allow White Collar Criminals to Escape Prosecution

article icon Issue Brief The mens rea proposals in Congress’ criminal justice reform package could serve as a ‘get out of jail free’ card for white-collar criminals.

Temporary Restraining Orders and Gun Violence in Connecticut

article icon Fact Sheet Connecticut has strong gun laws, but one significant loophole leaves victims of intimate partner violence vulnerable to gun violence: The state does not prohibit abusers subject to temporary restraining orders from possessing or purchasing guns.

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Removing Barriers and Reinvesting in Public Health Research on Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet For two decades, public health research on gun violence has been stifled by a restrictive law and lack of funding.

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Nevada Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet Nevada is home to some of the nation’s highest rates of gun deaths and weakest gun laws.

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Enhancing Oversight of Gun Dealers in Illinois

article icon Fact Sheet Enactment of state gun-dealer licensing would be an effective tool for increasing oversight of the gun industry in Illinois and ensuring that dealers retain control over their dangerous inventory.

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Immunizing the Gun Industry: The Harmful Effect of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

article icon Fact Sheet The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act provides the gun industry unprecedented immunity from liability and cuts off access to the courts for valid lawsuits seeking to hold it accountable. Congress must act to repeal this harmful law.

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South Carolina Gun Violence

article icon 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.

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The Terror Gap

article icon 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.

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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.

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