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Guns and Crime: Archives

Infographic: Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers in Delaware

Allowing domestic abusers to have easy access to guns has tragic consequences for women in Delaware.

| Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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.

by Lauren Speigel | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How Gun Violence Affects Dating Partners

article icon Fact Sheet Gun violence in an intimate partner context remains unacceptably high in the United States, and the burden of this violence frequently falls on people in dating relationships.

by Lauren Speigel | Friday, February 27, 2015

Fact Sheets: Federal Legislative Gun Issues

Gun rackWhile 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.

by Lauren Speigel and Eugenio Weigend Vargas | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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.

by Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Lauren Speigel | Thursday, January 22, 2015

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.

by Michele L. Jawando and Chelsea Parsons | Thursday, December 18, 2014

One Strike and You’re Out

man climbs stairs book_alt2 icon Report A criminal record can be a lifelong barrier to economic security and mobility—with adverse effects on families, communities, and our entire economy. The United States must craft policies to ensure that Americans with criminal records have a fair shot at a decent life for themselves and their families.

by Rebecca Vallas and Sharon Dietrich | Tuesday, December 2, 2014

9 Things to Know About Gun Violence in Washington State

initiative 594 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.

by Chelsea Parsons and Lauren Speigel | Thursday, October 16, 2014

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.

by Chelsea Parsons, Lauren Speigel, Lindsey Zwicker | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Assault Weapons Revisited

gun 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.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Friday, September 12, 2014

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

Oil&Gas 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.

by Matt Lee-Ashley | Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

Prostitution arrest 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.

by Chelsea Parsons, Andrew Cray, Malika Saada Saar, Yasmin Vafa | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Gun Debate 1 Year After Newtown

Gun control rally 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.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Friday, December 13, 2013

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.

by Chelsea Parsons, Arkadi Gerney, Charles Posner | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Parsing Myth from Reality in U.S. Gun Culture

Fess Parker presents rifle to the AlamoMany of the popular notions that underlie American gun culture are based on a reality that never existed.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, October 22, 2013