Homemade firearms that can be procured without a background check and do not have serial numbers, known as ghost guns, pose unique risks to community safety.
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The Gun Industry in America
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Gun Violence in America: A State-by-State Analysis
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Gun violence is not inevitable. The Senate must protect our communities through stronger gun laws.
While more must be done to shrink the footprint of the U.S. criminal justice system, the national dialogue around reform during summer 2020 has inspired transformative ideas and tangible policies that can be built on moving forward.
In this fact sheet series, the Center for American Progress will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about key policy issues related to gun violence prevention.
A dangerous gap in federal law allows gun dealers to proceed with a sale before a background check has been completed—enabling people who are otherwise prohibited from gun possession to continue to buy guns.
Extreme risk protection orders provide a much-needed remedy to temporarily remove firearms during a period of temporary crisis.
While Nevada has taken steps to strengthen gun laws in recent years, much more must be done to protect Nevada communities from gun violence.
A new CAP analysis finds that robberies and aggravated assaults in which a gun is not fired but is used as a threat occur frequently and have significant impacts on victims in the United States.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should overhaul its current spending priorities to better reflect the agency’s unique value-add to gun violence prevention efforts.
The gun lobby has manipulated the human rights framework to the detriment to public safety, violating fundamental human rights within the United States.
The coronavirus crisis has led to a dangerous surge in gun sales, which has given new urgency to addressing the gaps in federal and state gun laws that allow unregulated access to firearms.
Gun theft is rampant in states across the country, leaving all of our communities vulnerable to violent gun crime.
Click here to view all videos in the "Why I Fight To End Gun Violence" series. Gun violence affects nearly everyone. Close to 40,000 Americans die and more than 100,000 are injured by gun violence every year. With numbers that large, it's easy to lose sight of the individual stories of those directly affected by...
States could save lives by passing tougher gun laws, but gerrymandering keeps progress out of reach.
Putting an end to gerrymandering could lead to tougher gun legislation at the state level—and, as a result, safer communities.