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 rise in white supremacist and anti-government violence is fueled by weak gun laws and easy access to firearms.
A Conversation with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Responding to the judicial overreach of a radical Supreme Court majority will require long-term structural reforms to the courts and immediate action to mitigate the harms caused by their wrongly decided decisions.
The lack of investment in communities of color, coupled with weak gun laws, has resulted in devastatingly high rates of gun violence for Black and brown people.
Gun violence against police officers is a major problem in the United States, but elected officials are still adopting counterproductive measures opposed by law enforcement agencies.
Gun trafficking across state lines is fueling violent crime in the United States.
Gun trafficking fuels crime and undermines state and local efforts to mitigate violence; the Biden administration has taken important steps that must be complemented by congressional and state-level policies.
Children and teenagers are suffering from gun violence at disproportionate rates, all while some elected officials push for measures that would further endanger our young generations.
Community-based violence intervention programs have proved to reduce homicides and shootings.
Violent crime is driven by gun violence, and elected officials must support gun violence prevention measures.
While intransigent elected officials in Texas impede action at the state level, city and county officials can take meaningful steps to prevent gun violence that do not require legislative action.
It is vital that policymakers take immediate action to address the scourge of guns and hate.