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.
Alex Barrio writes about Build Back Better's investments in community violence intervention.
Eugenio Weigend Vargas and Carlos Perez Ricart address the dearth of research around nonfatal gunshot injuries by providing data on and exploring the costs related to such injuries sustained during crimes in Mexico.
Eugenio Weigend Vargas and Carlos Pérez Ricart write about gun acquisition in Mexico.
Eugenio Weigend Vargas and David Hemenway write about the impacts of gun violence in the United States.
Author Eugenio Weigend Vargas analyzes data on reported injuries from home robberies in Mexico and argues that policies to address organized crime and halt easy access to guns should be prioritized in the country's national security agenda.
Chelsea Parsons describes why so-called Second Amendment sanctuaries undermine normal democratic processes and leave communities less safe.
Chelsea Parsons and Ed Chung argue that Virginia's special session on gun legislation should focus on commonsense measures to address the factors contributing to gun violence, rather than an ineffective, tough-on-crime approach.
Eugenio Weigend Vargas and David Perez Esparza present an assessment of what Mexican policymakers and advocates should be aware of regarding permissive gun laws, using the example of the United States.
Authors Chelsea Parsons and James Lamond respond to the recent revelation that the FBI is investigating whether Russia tried to help elect President Trump by funneling money through the National Rifle Association.
Author Chelsea Parsons criticizes the U.S. role in spreading lethal violence abroad.