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.

The Gun Violence Prevention team's goal is to reduce gun violence by enacting strong gun laws, increasing investment in local solutions, and growing the movement dedicated to this mission.

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Featured Work

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The Impact of Gun Violence in Michigan Report
A crowd at a nighttime candlelight vigil

The Impact of Gun Violence in Michigan

Michigan has taken important steps to reduce gun violence, but state leaders should engage in additional actions to further address this public health crisis.

Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Lynna Kaucheck, Allison Jordan

Guns and Violence Against Women Report
Relinquished guns are displayed on a table.

Guns and Violence Against Women

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.

Marissa Edmund

Non-fatal gunshot injuries during criminal acts in Mexico, 2013–2019 In the News

Non-fatal gunshot injuries during criminal acts in Mexico, 2013–2019

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, Carlos Perez Ricart

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