Sensible Solutions To Prevent Gun Violence in the US

Gun violence in the United States is a pervasive public health issue. Ending this crisis requires a multipronged approach to address the many forms of gun violence that affect our communities. Firearm suicides, homicides, intimate partner and domestic violence, community gun violence, gun trafficking, and more all contribute to the immediate and growing need for comprehensive gun violence prevention policies.

Gun violence is not inevitable. The following resources discuss sensible solutions to address the gun violence epidemic.

A crowd is gathered to protest gun violence, with one sign that says,
Activists participate in a "March for Our Lives" rally against gun violence in Washington, D.C., on June 11, 2022. (Getty/Paul Morigi)

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Recommendations for Newly Confirmed ATF Director Steve Dettelbach
Sign-On Letter

Recommendations for Newly Confirmed ATF Director Steve Dettelbach

This coalition letter, led by the Center for American Progress in partnership with gun violence prevention and allied organizations, includes a list of immediate actions the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can take to reduce gun violence.

Nick Wilson, Allison Jordan

Hospital-Based Intervention Programs Reduce Violence and Save Money
A man and woman are pictured in a room at the Violence Advocacy Program offices at Boston Medical Center in Boston.
Article

Hospital-Based Intervention Programs Reduce Violence and Save Money

Hospital-based community violence intervention programs combat cycles of violent crime and retaliation by engaging patients in the recovery process immediately following injury.

Karenna Warden

The United States Must Address Its Gun Trafficking Crisis
ATF agents are seen in shadows next to a pickup truck bed holding seized and purchased guns in Maryland.
Article

The United States Must Address Its Gun Trafficking Crisis

Gun trafficking fuels crime and undermines state and local efforts to mitigate violence; the Biden administration has taken important steps that must be complemented by congressional and state-level policies.

Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Alex Barrio

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