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Erik Neumann

1 May 2019

Vernal, Utah, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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In Utah, the Northeastern Counseling Center had a booth at a local gun show to give away gun safety devices and provide information on suicide prevention. The booth, which has made a few stops at public events, is jus...

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Monica Humphries

23 April 2019

United States

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For people wanting to dispose of their firearms, RAWtools offers a unique opportunity. Understanding that the process can be challenging and emotional, they recycle weapons into gardening tools through their Swords to...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

16 April 2019

El Salvador

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Giving guns a nonviolent afterlife can also increase economic opportunity for struggling communities. In El Salvador, IM Swedish Development Partner, a nongovernmental organization, is addressing the issue of guns and...

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Elizabeth Chuck

14 April 2019

United States

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With no standard measures on how to best equip schools in the face of a shooting, many districts are trying new methods. Alternatives like age-appropriate language, training just teachers, sensory support, or having g...

The Trace

Ann Givens

12 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver has formed a law enforcement collaborative, called the Regional Anti Violence Enforcement Network (RAVEN), to bring together eleven agencies to solve gun crimes in the surrounding cities and counties. RAVEN was...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Meghan Mangrum

11 April 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga’s Times Free Press convened community leaders from across the city to discuss gun violence. Beyond exploring the many forces causing gun violence, like toxic masculinity and social media, the forum provide...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

11 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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What started as a telephone tip line, Colorado’s anonymous tip program, Safe2Tell has now become an app that is publicly funded and part of the Attorney General’s office. The program gives students a way to report pot...

The Trace

Brian Freskos

9 April 2019

Illinois, United States

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Following a mass shooting in Aurora, IL, lawmakers are introducing legislation that could make it harder for guns to be obtained by those who shouldn’t have them. The legislation proposes requiring fingerprints prior ...

WABC-TV

CeFaan Kim

5 April 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

Broadcast TV News

Under 3 Minutes

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In Newark, NJ, kids are opting to stay late at school on Friday nights to hang out. This is possible because of West Side High School’s Lights On program, created to give students structured entertainment and to prote...

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Emily Hamer

31 March 2019

Wisconsin, United States

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A group called NextGen Wisconsin is using bounce houses, armies of field organizers, convenient voter registration tables, door knocking, and digital advertising to turn out historically high numbers of youth voters a...

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Mimi Kirk

4 March 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Towns and cities across the countries have grieved the loss of life due to gun violence in various ways, including temporary memorials like t-shirts and shoes, exhibits, and ceremonies. But in New Haven, Connecticut, ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

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Elizabeth Fite

1 March 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee, reducing gun violence means intercepting it at the earliest level possible. By creating prevention programs for the state’s young population, they’re able to not only decrease rates of violence, but decr...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Elizabeth Fite

1 March 2019

Savannah, Georgia, United States

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Across the United States, more and more cities are treating gun violence like a public health issue – seeking to take preventative, rather than reactionary, measures. Programs like Savannah’s Youth Intercept and Phila...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Allison Shirk Collins

1 March 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga’s Violence Reduction Initiatives used a focused deterrence strategy to reduce crime. The initiative has led to a decrease in gang-involved homicides and shootings, working with individuals on probation to ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Allison Shirk Collins

1 March 2019

United States

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Over 3000 Words

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Small and large cities around the United States have their own ways of deterring gun violence, from heavier police presences, to community engagement efforts, to public health approaches. An ongoing and similar challe...

The Denver Post

Anna Staver

25 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Around the country, a dozen states have passed “red flag” gun laws. These laws allow officials to temporarily take away legally owned guns from individuals who are deemed either at-risk of suicide, or a danger to othe...

WTLV (First Coast News)

Eric Alvarez

20 February 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Under 3 Minutes

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Cure Violence, a national non-profit, has been training local residents to intervene and diffuse violent conflict in their own neighborhoods. The organization, which started in Chicago, has contributed to decreased vi...

Associated Press

Ryan J. Foley

10 February 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Across the United States, state legislatures are passing “red flag” laws as a preventative effort to mass shootings. These laws make it possible for law enforcement to take guns away from people showing signs of viole...

The Buffalo News

Maki Becker

24 January 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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A rise in gun violence has lead the Buffalo, New York police department to change the way they respond to homicides. By forming a new unit that responds only to failed attempts at homicide, the department is now able ...

KNME-PBS

Megan Kamerick

18 January 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Over 15 Minutes

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Eleven states in the United States have implemented some version of “red flag laws" which aim to remove guns from those that are showing signs of imminent threat. With studies showing that these bipartisan laws are ha...

The News Journal (Delaware Online)

Adam Duvernay

9 January 2019

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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When faced with a sharp increase in gun violence in 2017, Wilmington police shifted their approach to data-driven, community-oriented, and trust-building methodologies. Using data to anticipate and understand crime tr...

Flint Beat

Jiquanda Johnson

5 January 2019

Flint, Michigan, United States

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Across the country, mental health professionals, city officials, and community leaders have been developing grassroots responses to curb gun violence. From mediation to education, a driving factor behind these efforts...

CNN

Bill Kirkos

1 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Data-driven policing, higher rates of gun seizures, increased hiring and a focus on improving community trust have positively impacted Chicago police. For second year in a row, the city saw a drop in murder rates, sho...

The New York Times

Ian Urbina

24 November 2018

Oregon, United States

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An elk hunt in Oregon shows one way states regulate lead ammunition by prohibiting hunters from firing lead bullets in some state wildlife areas. It’s part of a wider effort to eradicate lead ammunition that can conta...

The Huffington Post

Nick Wing

23 November 2018

Cheverly, Maryland, United States

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The Capital Region Violence Intervention Program uses the "golden moment" when gunshot victims are receptive to guidance, in the initial hours of their hospitalization, to steer them away from retaliatory violence and...

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