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Weak Gun Laws and Public Safety Concerns in the State of Missouri Report
Firearms are seen on display at the K&W Gunworks store in Delray Beach, Florida, January 2016. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

Weak Gun Laws and Public Safety Concerns in the State of Missouri

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.

Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Jiyeon Kim

The Risks of Unsecured Guns in Oregon Report
Safe storage laws, coupled with child access prevention laws and gun theft reporting requirements, keep lethal weapons from falling into the wrong hands and save lives. (Getty/Mike Kemp)

The Risks of Unsecured Guns in Oregon

Unsecured firearms are linked to violent crime, unintentional harm to children, and youth suicide.

Chelsea Parsons, Rukmani Bhatia, Jake Weigler

Stalking as a Risk Factor for Future Gun Violence Report
A vigil is held on June 29, 2018, in honor of the five people who were shot and killed at the <em>Capital Gazette</em> newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. (Getty/Mark Wilson)

Stalking as a Risk Factor for Future Gun Violence

Stalking is a known risk factor for future violence, and policymakers must act to ensure convicted stalkers do not have easy access to guns.

Chelsea Parsons

Bold Ideas for State Action Report

Bold Ideas for State Action

Americans are ready for states—the laboratories of democracy—to offer a new progressive vision for shared prosperity. This report presents a menu of state policy priorities to help people secure good jobs and good wages and to support strong and healthy communities in which all people are treated fairly and equitably.

the Center for American Progress

America’s Youth Under Fire Report

America’s Youth Under Fire

Young people in the United States bear the brunt of the nation’s gun violence and are leading efforts to stop it.

Chelsea Parsons, Maggie Thompson, Eugenio Weigend Vargas, 1 More Giovanni Rocco

Gun Violence in Iowa Report
Protesters march in front of the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018. (Brandi Webber)

Gun Violence in Iowa

In Iowa, several concerning aspects of gun violence warrant a strong policy response, and elected leaders must take action to ensure the safety of every Iowan.

Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Matt Sinovic

Beyond Our Borders Report
An assortment of handguns and other weapons used in felonies were seized by the Mexican Army, January 17, 2017. (Getty/AFP, Julio Cesar Aguilar)

Beyond Our Borders

The current debate about protecting America's borders ignores the U.S. role as a major supplier of crime guns around the world.

Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas

Stolen Guns in America Report

Stolen Guns in America

The number of firearms being stolen in the United States is staggering—and while policymakers must take steps to mitigate this concern, gun dealers and private gun owners have a responsibility to ensure that guns are not vulnerable to theft.

Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas

The Right Way to ‘Send in the Feds’ Report

The Right Way to ‘Send in the Feds’

The Trump administration must help states take advantage of the federal government’s limited, unique resources to emphasize crime prevention, instead of just promoting and enabling the ramp-up of arrests and incarcerations.

Ed Chung, Chelsea Parsons, Danyelle Solomon

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