This interactive map shows how each state ranks in terms of overall levels of gun violence.
While many factors influence rates of gun violence in a state, the link between weak gun laws and higher rates of gun violence cannot be ignored.
Anti-government extremism, tensions over control of public lands, and easy access to guns collide in Nevada, with devastating consequences.
For political leaders to find the humanity and will to do the right thing, Americans must recognize that gun violence is an issue that affects everyone.
While Pennsylvania has instituted important measures to prevent gun violence, more can be done to strengthen its laws and reduce gun-related crimes.
The massacre at Sandy Hook was seen as a watershed moment in our national gun debate, but the body count at the hands of gun violence has only grown. Through the lens of victims’ families, as well as pro-gun advocates, Under the Gun examines why our politicians have failed to act.Navy Memorial Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20004
For two decades, public health research on gun violence has been stifled by a restrictive law and lack of funding.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts to discuss the growing use of guns as the weapon of choice for hate criminals and violent extremists; the impact of these crimes on impacted communities; and new ideas for policy solutions to help keep communities safe from violent extremists armed with guns.Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005
State executives have many options for adopting policies and programs to address gun violence in their state that do not require legislative action.
With the ever-present threat of lone-wolf and homegrown terrorists perpetrating attacks on American soil, it is important to close the terror gap in order to prevent known terror suspects from easily purchasing guns.