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The Bureau and the Bureau

book_alt2 icon Report After two years of research into ATF's history, work, and challenges, CAP recommends merging it into the FBI to create a federal law enforcement agency with the leadership, resources, and political support necessary to help reform the gun industry and reduce gun violence in the United States.

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Fact Sheets: Federal Legislative Gun Issues

While the United States has some federal laws designed to prevent gun violence, these laws have significant gaps that allow dangerous people to have easy access to guns.

In the Crosshairs

article icon Issue Brief Women in Nevada face rates of gun homicide that are among the highest in the nation. State leaders need to take action to ensure that dangerous domestic abusers and stalkers do not have easy access to firearms.

4 Ideas That Could Begin to Reform the Criminal Justice System and Improve Police-Community Relations

article icon Issue Brief There are concrete lessons to learn and ideas to implement that could turn a moment of anger and frustration into an opportunity to make positive change in our criminal justice system.

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9 Things to Know About Gun Violence in Washington State

article icon Issue Brief There are many facets of gun violence in Washington state that stand out as exception, unusual, or above the national average, and the state can do more to prevent gun deaths and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

Fact Sheets: Protecting Women from Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet Some states have already enacted some of these policies, but many are falling short in enacting strong laws to protect women from fatal gun violence.

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Assault Weapons Revisited

book_alt2 icon Report Twenty years after the enactment of the federal assault weapons ban and 10 years after it was allowed to expire, it is time to consider new ideas for regulating uniquely dangerous firearms.

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Women Under the Gun

book_alt2 icon Report Intimate partner violence is a key driver of homicides of women, and weak gun laws at the federal and state levels leave far too many women facing a fatal end to their abuse.

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Oil and Gas Industry Investments in the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International

book_alt2 icon Report The growing influence of the oil and gas industry on the NRA, Safari Club International, and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is reshaping the politics, policies, and priorities of American land and wildlife conservation.

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3 Key Challenges in Combating the Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

article icon Issue Brief There is growing recognition that the sex trafficking of children is an issue in the United States. But there is much work still to be done to effectively combat this crime and provide appropriate services and support to victims.

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Young Guns: How Gun Violence is Devastating the Millennial Generation

article icon Issue Brief On average, 33,000 Americans are killed with guns each year, and the burden of this violence falls disproportionately on young people.

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The Gun Debate 1 Year After Newtown

article icon Issue Brief The debate over background checks in the past year has devolved into sound bites, misstatements, and misunderstandings. But at its core, this proposal will enhance public safety and prevent dangerous people from easily acquiring guns.

Infographic: Washington State Is for Background Checks

Private sellers and buyers should be required to visit a Washington state gun dealer to conduct a background check and process a gun sale.

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Parsing Myth from Reality in U.S. Gun Culture

Many of the popular notions that underlie American gun culture are based on a reality that never existed.

Pennsylvania Gun Owner: Why Universal Background Checks Will Make Us Safer

play_alt icon Video Larry Glick, former executive director of the National Tactical Officers Association, explains why universal background checks will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

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