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Rights and Justice

Gun Violence Prevention

Our goal is to reduce gun violence by enacting strong gun laws, increasing investment in local solutions, and growing the movement dedicated to this mission.

Gun control advocates take part in a candlelight vigil to honor of the victims of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Chicago, Illinois outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, August 2019. (Getty/Michael A. McCoy/The Washington Post)

What We're Doing

Implement strong gun policies

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.

Increase oversight of the gun industry

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.

Support for public health and community-based solutions

Laws alone are not enough. Reducing gun violence requires a dedicated investment in public health approaches and community-based violence intervention programs.

Build an effective national coalition

We partner with national, state, and local gun violence prevention allies and organizations to harness our collective power to make meaningful change.

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Featured Work

Latest

The Pulse Shootings, One Year Later Video

The Pulse Shootings, One Year Later

One year after the Pulse nightclub shootings, survivors, activists, and advocates reflect on how they turned tragedy into action following the shooting, and how to protect all Americans from gun violence and discrimination.

Andrew Satter, Aki Suzuki, Hayden Duncan

Trump’s First 100 Days in 100 Seconds Video

Trump’s First 100 Days in 100 Seconds

Watch a 100-second run-down of Trump's chaotic first 100 days.

the Center for American Progress