Marching For Change

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

Educating The Public

New Mexicans for Gun Safety 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.

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Take Action

Tell Congress: Protect women from violent partners and stalkers

1 in 4 American women experience physical violence from an intimate partner, and every month 46 women are killed by an intimate partner with a gun.

Twenty years ago Congress passed the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, but this can't wait. We need Congress to step up and plug the loopholes to protect women now.

Contact your Senators now to ask them to support this bill >>

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Read the Latest

It didn’t seem like that big a deal. On August 26, The Daily Beast website noted a $1 million donation by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to Washington state’s ballot initiative 594, which would require background checks for all gun purchases in the state.

Gates was not the first billionaire to enter that fray, and at least one of those wealthy individuals donated more than $1 million. So who could have imagined that over the next two days, more than 3,300 comments flooded the site from all over the country, the vast majority laced with ugly invective, name-calling and obscenity. Most of the commenters frankly seemed illiterate, whether they were for or against the initiative -- which public opinion polls, by the way, have found to enjoy widespread support among Washington state voters. The deluge of discussion reflected the knee-jerk nature of the national debate over gun control.

The same week, however, the tone was quite different when a slight nine-year-old girl being taught to fire an Uzi submachine gun at an Arizona firing range accidentally killed her instructor by shooting him in the head when the rifle recoiled unexpectedly.

Keep Children Safe

Watch our public service announcement: Protect children from unlocked, loaded guns.
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CeasefireUSA: The GVP Report

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

Philadelphia mayorGoverning Magazine. With gun control legislation failing at the federal level, cities get creative and find new ways to address gun violence. Hampered by preemption laws, cities shift away from going after weapons themselves to a new focus on curtailing their unsafe use.
Gun Wars Gun Wars is the 2014 project of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. Journalism student fellows spent five months researching guns. Then 29 fellows traveled to 25 states, producing the most exhaustive report ever published by News21. 
Who gets shot?For over a year, Jennifer Mascia, tried to find out who gets shot in America and to document the shootings in the New York Times Gun Report blog.  More than 350 posts and 40,000 deaths later, here is what she learned. The story is part of a series from Raw Story, Trigger Happy: Can anything slow down America's epidemic of gun violence?