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.
Firearms must be subject to the same federal safety requirements as other consumer products.
U.S. firearms are trafficked with alarming frequency, increasing violence in the United States and across international borders.
Safe storage practices can help to keep children safe, deter gun theft, and avoid preventable gun-related deaths and injuries.
The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act prevents the gun industry from being held accountable for harm caused and disincentivizes the industry from ensuring consumer safety.
Serious gaps in federal law allow loopholes for some domestic violence abusers to access firearms, intensifying harm in moments that are already dangerous for survivors.
Homemade firearms that can be procured without a background check and do not have serial numbers, known as ghost guns, pose unique risks to community safety.
A dangerous gap in federal law allows gun dealers to proceed with a sale before a background check has been completed—enabling people who are otherwise prohibited from gun possession to continue to buy guns.
Extreme risk protection orders provide a much-needed remedy to temporarily remove firearms during a period of temporary crisis.
This fact sheet provides policy recommendations to address the weak oversight of the ammunition industry.
This legislation would help ensure that individuals convicted of hate crimes do not continue to have easy access to guns.