Marching For Change

Connecticut Against Gun Violence rallies 5,000 people to support safer gun legislation.

Educating The Public

New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence reminds parents to ask if guns are stored safely.

Giving People A Voice

Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort delivers 16,500 petitions to the state house in support of background checks on ALL gun sales.

Standing Together

Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence rallies for common sense laws and safer communities.

Informing Elected Officials

Colorado Ceasefire testifies for stronger gun laws before the Colorado state legislature.

Community Involvement

The Massachusetts group, Stop Handgun Violence, works to give kids a safe activity by sponsoring a neighborhood Little League team.

Give To Prevent Gun Violence

This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, States United to Prevent Gun Violence is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Please join us on that day to help fund our work with our 30 state-based gun violence prevention organizations.

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Join us to work for a safer America!

States United to Prevent Gun Violence is an affiliation of 30 state gun-violence-prevention groups working to make our communities safer through common sense laws and anti-violence education. Through our cooperative efforts, we are building an authentic grassroots movement and are making real progress state by state -- and in Washington, DC.

Read the Latest

President Obama's use of the word "routine" during his briefing on the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon has haunted me. "The way our society reacts to mass shootings has become far too routine", he said. "The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it …" It has all become routine.

Unload Your 401k

You may be invested in gun companies and not even know it. Here's how to take your money out.

Tell Congress: Protect women from violent partners and stalkers

A woman has a 500% increased risk of being killed if a violent partner has a gun. Tell Congress to protect ALL women from abusive partners and stalkers, not just married women.

Contact your Senators now.

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It's clear what kind of America the Gun Extremists want. They want guns everywhere - in our schools, parks, and neighborhoods. Now it's time that we let everyone know what kind of American we want. Join our campaign and tell us what kind of America you want.

CeasefireUSA: The GVP Report

Bi-weekly highlights of national and state gun violence prevention advocacy, research, news stories, and citizen commentary.

November 24, 2015
Terror GapFrom 2004 to 2014, over 2,000 terror suspects legally purchased guns in the U.S.  A significant gap in federal law allows suspected or known terrorists to legally buy guns. For more information, read the Center for American Progress fact sheet The Terror Gap.
October 27, 2015
research A team of Harvard researchers are fast-tracking a study that looks at gun sales and transfers.  Preliminary findings show that roughly 40 percent of people surveyed acquired their most recent firearm without going though a background check. "We're talking about millions of guns that have been transferred without anyone making sure the recipient was legally permitted to have one."
October 13, 2015
statement on Roseburg In a statement on the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, President Obama said, "Our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America. ... This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic. ... We're going to have to change our laws. And this is not something I can do by myself."