This special collection brings together evidence and insights from nonprofits, foundations, and research organizations working to understand the full impact of firearm use and gun violence in the US. By providing us with analyses of current state and federal laws as well as valuable data on suicides, homicides, accidents, and mass shootings, these organizations seek to inform sound public policy and to curb this ongoing public health epidemic.

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Combating Crime Guns: A Supply-Side Approach

February 11, 2020

This report is intended to help state and local elected officials better understand the issue of crime guns, the "supply-side" approach to gun violence prevention, and the various ways a supply-side approach may be implemented at the local level. This report can also be used by members of the community and media as a guide to hold their elected officials responsible for enacting a comprehensive supply-side approach.

Gun Violence Through a Human Rights Lens

April 23, 2019

This report discusses the impact of gun violence on human life in America from a human rights perspective: the right to life, the security of person, health and mental health, the right to education, the rights of children, the rights of women, and the right to be treated equally under the law. Creating minimum standards for the regulation of firearms to prevent them from being used by individuals to abuse human rights is an important step forward.

The Truth About Suicide and Guns

March 27, 2019

This report explores the link between suicides and guns, explains which communities are most impacted, and reviews what policies could be put in place to prevent the epidemic. The report finds a number of alarming trends related to guns and suicide. The report also prescribes several policy solutions to prevent the gun suicide epidemic.

Crime Guns in Impacted Communities

February 15, 2019

This report discusses crime guns in America. The report shows that gun violence in American is a big problem, however, it does not impact all Americans equally.  Gun homicide has a disparate impact on African American communities.