Senior Vice President, Rights and Justice
The United States has fallen far behind its peer nations when it comes to keeping communities safe from gun violence. We work to develop federal and state legislative and executive action strategies to reduce gun violence and save lives.
A combination of weak laws and lack of resources has left the gun industry in the United States essentially unregulated. We work to shine a light on this problem and develop effective solutions to ensure that this industry is required to help solve the epidemic of gun violence.
Laws alone are not enough. Reducing gun violence requires a dedicated investment in public health approaches and community-based violence intervention programs.
We partner with national, state, and local gun violence prevention allies and organizations to harness our collective power to make meaningful change.
It is vital that policymakers take immediate action to address the scourge of guns and hate.
Permitless carry poses a danger to public safety by allowing individuals to carry concealed, loaded guns in public with no permit or training.
Developments in smart gun technology can prevent unintentional shootings by children, reduce gun theft, and reduce teen suicide.
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report on gun suicides among former and current military members in the United States.
Rates of gun suicide are particularly high among former and current military members; there are steps that can be taken to address this challenge.
Michigan has taken important steps to reduce gun violence, but state leaders should engage in additional actions to further address this public health crisis.
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report on violence against women in the United States.
Despite rising rates of gun violence in Iowa, lawmakers persist in weakening the state’s gun laws.
While Delaware has already passed important bills to prevent gun violence, the state could take a major step forward by passing a permit-to-purchase law—a measure requiring a license to purchase a handgun.
Gender-based violence in the United States is fueled by unmitigated access to firearms, a lack of services for survivors, and dangerous narratives spread by the gun lobby.