Free Course: Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change
Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for ChangeReducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change is designed to provide learners with the best available science and insights from top scholars across the country as well as the skills to understand which interventions are the most effective to offer a path forward for reducing gun violence in our homes, schools, and communities.
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Duke Center for Firearms LawThe Duke Center for Firearms Law has a two-fold mission:
To help support and build the scholarly field of firearms law; and
To serve as a balanced and reliable resource on firearms law for scholars, judges, lawyers, policymakers, journalists, and interested citizens.
The Center carries out its mission through the dissemination and support of reliable, balanced, and insightful scholarship and programming on firearms law. Our goal is that this scholarship
and programming will be useful to a broad array of academic and popular audiences.
Repository of Historical Gun Laws (Duke Center for Firearms Law)Searchable database of gun laws from the medieval age to 1776 in England and from the colonial era to the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. This Repository is intended as a resource for scholars and practitioners interested in historical laws concerning firearms and other similar weapons. Although the Repository seeks to be substantial, it is not comprehensive. Conscientious users of this Repository should supplement their results with further legal and historical research.
ATF Online: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and ExplosivesATF recognizes the role that firearms play in violent crimes and pursues an integrated regulatory and enforcement strategy. Investigative priorities focus on armed violent offenders and career criminals, narcotics traffickers, narco-terrorists, violent gangs, and domestic and international arms traffickers. Sections 924(c) and (e) of Title 18 of the United States Code provide mandatory and enhanced sentencing guidelines for armed career criminals and narcotics traffickers as well as other dangerous armed criminals.
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence SolutionsThe Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions combines the expertise of highly respected gun violence researchers with the skills of deeply experienced gun violence prevention advocates. We use a public health approach to conduct rigorous scientific research to identify a range of innovative solutions to gun violence.
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun ViolenceGiffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the nation’s leading policy organization dedicated to researching, writing, enacting, and defending proven laws and programs, is on a mission to save lives from gun violence by shifting culture, changing policies, and challenging injustice.
University of Chicago Crime LabThe Crime Lab partners with civic and community leaders to design, test, and scale promising programs and policies to reduce crime and violence.
The Violence Policy CenterThe Violence Policy Center (VPC) works to stop gun death and injury through research, education, advocacy, and collaboration.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun ViolenceJim and Sarah Brady accomplished the inconceivable by getting the bipartisan Brady Law passed in 1993. But there’s more work to be done. We know that ending America’s gun violence epidemic means accepting these truths: 1) Gun ownership demands responsibility; 2) Laws in existence must be upheld by those empowered to do that job; and 3) Gun violence is a uniquely American problem. Only when Americans unite and work together will it be solved.
Armed with ReasonThis is a blog dedicated to academically refuting pro-gun myths, and providing a scholarly defense of gun control. The site is authored by Evan DeFilippis and Devin Hughes. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coalition to Stop Gun ViolenceCSGV is a thought leader in the modern gun violence prevention movement. Drafting, passing, and implementing evidence-based legislation is our number one priority.
Small Arms SurveyOur main objective is to reduce the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons and their impacts. We generate policy-relevant research and analysis, and provide both resources (publications, podcasts and a wide range of relevant outputs) and services (training and capacity-building). The Small Arms Survey also manages five major global databases.
Second Amendment Foundation"The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, we carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate."
GVP University White Papers and Fact SheetsGVP University is a collection of white papers and fact sheets that will eventually cover every major topic in gun violence. Intended to provide summaries of the issues and succinct points, they serve as a jumping-off point to explore each topic in greater detail with our Study Database.