CAP en Español
Small CAP Banner

Guns and Crime: Archives

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

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.

by Lauren Santa Cruz and Allison Zelman | Friday, September 20, 2013

License to Kill

Guns book_alt2 icon 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.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lost and Stolen Guns from Gun Dealers

Riverview Gun Sales article icon Issue Brief Congressional budget restrictions have made it harder for police to stop guns from disappearing from gun-dealer inventories.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

6 Ways Faith Communities Have Helped Prevent Gun Violence Since Newtown

Faith communities are playing an integral role in making communities safer through state gun-violence prevention laws in the wake of the Newtown shooting.

by Eleni Towns | Monday, June 17, 2013

Recommendations for Executive Action to Combat Illegal Gun Trafficking and Gun Crime

President Barack Obama gun action article icon Issue Brief There is much the president can do to address gun violence in our communities that does not require approval by Congress.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Monday, June 10, 2013

Preventing Domestic Abusers and Stalkers from Accessing Guns

The Smith & Wesson .45 caliber M1911 pistol article icon 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.

by Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, Chelsea Parsons, Megan Knauss | Thursday, May 9, 2013

9 Reasons Why Progress on Stronger Gun Laws Is Within Reach

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gabby Giffords, Mark Barden article icon 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.

by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Advocates Continue Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence

Gun-violence preventionIn 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.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thou Shall Not Kill: Faith Groups and Gun-Violence Prevention

Gun-violence prevention article icon 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.

by Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, April 23, 2013

America Under the Gun

America Under the Gun Cover Art book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP analysis suggests a relationship between weak state gun laws and high levels of gun violence.

by Arkadi Gerney, Chelsea Parsons, Charles Posner | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Measuring Gun Violence Across the 50 States

cursor icon 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.

by Emma Shapiro and Charles Posner | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What the Public Really Thinks About Guns

Students join interfaith candlelight prayer vigil to end gun violence article icon 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.

by Margie Omero, Michael Bocian, Bob Carpenter, Linda DiVall, Diane T. Feldman, Celinda Lake, Douglas E. Schoen, Al Quinlan, Joshua Ulibarri, Arkadi Gerney | Wednesday, March 27, 2013