More Americans died of gun-related injuries in 2022 than any other year on record, and gun violence was the leading cause of death for children. CAP Action is committed to advancing evidence-based gun violence prevention policies and advocating for local, state, and federal investments in violence prevention programs and victim services. We are also committed to examining gun violence through a racial equity lens and rooting out systemic racism because while gun violence affects every community in the United States, young Black and brown people experience the highest rates of gun homicides.
We can help build safe and just communities by holding gun manufacturers and the gun industry accountable, closing gun law loopholes, and balancing immediate actions we can take to address recent increases in gun violence with long-term solutions focused on root causes. In addition to passing gun control laws to address how easy it is to buy a gun in America, the country must advance holistic community safety and justice policies that advocate for investments in solutions that prevent crime before it happens and defend criminal justice reforms wrongly blamed for increasing crime.
Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of MAGA Republican laws has prevented an even more severe rise in gun violence.
Since the Tucson mass shooting, Arizona Republicans have passed more than a dozen dangerous gun laws; now, Arizonans are paying with their lives.
This week, Daniella sits down with Becky Pringle, president of the National Education Association, to discuss the national teacher shortage, student performance, and ways to make schools safer and more equitable.
In 2022, Democratic-led states focused on passing laws to keep kids safe in schools, while Republican-led states focused on banning books.
As the gun lobby increases its donations to GOP candidates, the Republican Party unifies against gun control, including against passing the assault weapons ban.
Despite “tough on crime” rhetoric, Republican-led states are not nearly as safe as New Jersey, a state that has ended cash bail.
Despite strong opposition from law enforcement agencies, Republicans have passed gun laws that endanger police officers.
This week, Daniella speaks with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen about their new film "Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down" and with CAP's Tobias Harris about the recent assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
At least 104 MAGA Republican ads this cycle display and feature firearms or weapons, blowtorches, and even “Tommy” gun auctions, with many including threats against opponents on both the left and right.
This week, Daniella and Emily Tisch Sussman discuss being a mother during this moment in U.S. history, future Supreme Court cases, and the recent shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.
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.
This week on "The Tent," Daniella speaks with Dr. Vin Gupta about access to gender-affirming care, the gun violence epidemic, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.