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.
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Framework for Action
Women Under the Gun
Violent Words, Violent Crimes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On average, 33,000 Americans are killed with guns each year, and the burden of this violence falls disproportionately on young people.
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.
Private sellers and buyers should be required to visit a Washington state gun dealer to conduct a background check and process a gun sale.
Many of the popular notions that underlie American gun culture are based on a reality that never existed.
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.
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.
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.
There is much the president can do to address gun violence in our communities that does not require approval by Congress.