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.
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.
Data show that the repeal of Missouri’s permit-to-purchase law is linked to higher levels of gun theft—a problem state officials must correct.
Wisconsin’s 2011 concealed carry law has been linked to higher levels of gun violence in the state—and policymakers must take action to correct the problem.
While Nevada has taken steps to strengthen gun laws in recent years, much more must be done to protect Nevada communities from gun violence.
A new CAP analysis finds that robberies and aggravated assaults in which a gun is not fired but is used as a threat occur frequently and have significant impacts on victims in the United States.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should overhaul its current spending priorities to better reflect the agency’s unique value-add to gun violence prevention efforts.
The gun lobby has manipulated the human rights framework to the detriment to public safety, violating fundamental human rights within the United States.
The national debate over gun violence rarely focuses attention on the role of the gun industry in enabling this public health crisis.
The coronavirus crisis has led to a dangerous surge in gun sales, which has given new urgency to addressing the gaps in federal and state gun laws that allow unregulated access to firearms.