Senior Vice President, Rights and Justice
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.
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.
Laws alone are not enough. Reducing gun violence requires a dedicated investment in public health approaches and community-based violence intervention programs.
We partner with national, state, and local gun violence prevention allies and organizations to harness our collective power to make meaningful change.
Despite strong opposition from law enforcement agencies, Republicans have passed gun laws that endanger police officers.
Responding to the judicial overreach of a radical Supreme Court majority will require long-term structural reforms to the courts and immediate action to mitigate the harms caused by their wrongly decided decisions.
As Florida voters head to the polls to choose a new governor, they face a stark choice on gun safety, particularly regarding the state’s dangerous stand your ground law.
In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, authors Neera Tanden and Chelsea Parsons urge Republicans in Congress to work with progressives to help end the epidemic of gun violence.
Gov. Bush’s leadership in enacting the nation’s first expansive “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has hurt public safety and placed a disproportionate burden on communities of color—not just in Florida but also nationwide.