97Percent Roadmap: Finding the common ground in gun safety

Nov 16, 2022
  • Description

Our goal was to create a research-backed* package of policies that would meaningfully reduce gun deaths and be supported by gun owners and non-gun owners alike. We were guided by three main criteria:

  1. To focus on the core principle shared by gun owners and non-gun owners: Gun policies should ensure that people who are at high risk for violence cannot access guns.
  2. To identify a limited set of policies, that when combined, were demonstrated to have the greatest impact on reducing gun violence.
  3. To respect the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase and possess guns.

What follows is a limited package of policies that work holistically to reduce gun-related deaths. Each policy is not a stand-alone, but rather all are required in order to effectively implement a system that will accomplish our goals.