Report Stand Your Ground laws, combined with weak state permitting laws that allow potentially dangerous individuals to carry concealed, loaded weapons in public with little law enforcement oversight or discretion, can produce deadly results.
Issue Brief Congressional budget restrictions have made it harder for police to stop guns from disappearing from gun-dealer inventories.
Faith communities are playing an integral role in making communities safer through state gun-violence prevention laws in the wake of the Newtown shooting.
Issue Brief There is much the president can do to address gun violence in our communities that does not require approval by Congress.
Issue Brief Weaknesses in federal law and law enforcement leave untold numbers of women vulnerable to gun violence committed by men who have harassed, stalked, threatened, and terrorized them, often for years.
Issue Brief Even though the Senate failed to pass an amendment to require background checks for most gun sales, stronger gun laws are still within reach.
In the wake of last week’s Senate vote against legislation to prevent gun violence, Americans must remember that their efforts to reduce gun violence are a marathon, not a sprint.
Issue Brief In this brief, we examine the efforts of faith-based groups to prevent deaths caused by firearms through their work as first-responders, advocates, and prophetic voices against the scourge of gun violence.
Interactive This interactive map shows a state-by-state survey of 10 measures of gun violence drawn from FBI, ATF, and CDC data. The measures are aggregated to show that states with weak gun laws have higher rates of gun violence, and states with stronger gun laws have lower rates of gun violence.
Issue Brief There is clear consensus around a variety of common-sense gun laws, as well as consensus around what limits are unacceptable. Congress is fighting over questions that are simply not controversial.
Voices in faith communities across America are loudly speaking out about how gun violence affects them and why we need a real solution now.
Issue Brief The use of appropriations riders to enact policy changes has reached new heights in the area of firearms.
Only federally licensed gun dealers currently have to perform background checks on purchasers of firearms. A law instituting universal background checks would help further prevent gun violence.
Video The tragedies of Columbine and Aurora have galvanized Coloradans—including gun owners—around common-sense gun-safety measures like universal background checks.