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.
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.
The disproportionate devastation COVID-19 is having in Native American communities lays bare the U.S. government’s systemic failure to meet its trust and treaty obligations.
States could save lives by passing tougher gun laws, but gerrymandering keeps progress out of reach.
Dismantling the culture of power that sustains and fuels gender-based violence requires a comprehensive, national strategy that connects meaningful policy solutions across the diverse issues affecting survivors and communities.
While national attention is primarily focused on gaps in U.S. gun laws, weak oversight of the ammunition industry also exacerbates gun violence.
The National Rifle Association uses messaging strategies employed by dictators and demagogues to advance its gun rights narrative within the United States.
Given the increasing levels of gun violence in the state, elected leaders in Missouri should reject dangerous gun laws and push for policies that reduce gun violence and protect the safety of every Missourian.
Safe storage laws would make Washington schools and communities safer from gun violence.
Unsecured firearms are linked to violent crime, unintentional harm to children, and youth suicide.