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Melissa Block

21 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, where 80 percent of gun deaths are suicides, a coalition of gun shop owners, public health researchers and doctors works to raise awareness of suicide and the role of firearms in those deaths. Staff in gu...

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Melissa Block

13 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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With the rate of dementia expected to double in the next 20 years and estimates that nearly half the people over age 65 own guns, advocates are working to get dementia patients and their families to focus on gun safet...

Vox

German Lopez

13 November 2018

Massachusetts, United States

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Massachusetts' strict gun-licensing laws make gun buyers jump through many hoops before they can buy and possess a firearm, part of a broader set of policies and factors that give the state the lowest gun death rate i...

The Washington Post

Wesley Lowery

Steven Rich

9 November 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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Sacramento is implementing a program developed in 2011 in Richmond, Calif., that showed success curtailing gun violence among young men caught up in gangs or potential shootings. They get numerous social services and ...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

6 November 2018

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Raw Tools, is a nonprofit that converts guns into garden tools. The organization was created by Michael Martin, a pastor who wanted to do something after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that resulted in t...

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Edward Siddons

28 September 2018

United States

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Public health approaches to violence, in which different sectors and agencies treat it as a contagious disease, has gained support across the world and has taken many forms. This approach relies on data collection to ...

Retro Report

Scott Michels

26 September 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Operation Ceasefire, known as the “Boston miracle,” abandoned traditional policing’s responses to street violence, which caused severe racial tensions, and created a community coalition that used a carrot-and-stick mo...

BBC

Thomas Mackintosh

21 September 2018

London, England

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The Cure Violence program in Chicago uses former gang members as "violence interrupters" to intervene in imminent gun violence incidents, a public-health approach that treats violence like a communicable disease that ...

NBC News

Jon Schuppe

17 September 2018

St. George, Utah, United States

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A Utah shooting range is part of a growing voluntary movement among gun shop owners and firearm sellers focuses on educating staff about warning signs of suicide in an effort to reduce the number of people using guns ...

Vermont Public Radio

Nina Keck

Liam Elder-Connors

5 September 2018

Fair Haven, Vermont, United States

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When it’s discovered that someone is planning a mass shooting, what are the possible responses? Can those individuals be prosecuted? How do states balance personal liberty and public safety? These are all questions th...

The New Yorker

Dana Goodyear

27 August 2018

United States

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Data suggests that when an officer is wearing a body camera the likelihood that they will shoot a person decreases by as much as 60 percent. Axon Enterprises, which originally made a fortune from selling taser guns to...

The New Yorker

Eric Klinenberg

23 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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By cleaning up thousands of abandoned buildings and vacant lots, the city of Philadelphia caused sharp declines in violence and other crime in a program that has become a model for cities nationwide. The cleanup progr...

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Jessica Bakeman

14 August 2018

Parkland, Florida, United States

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Camp Shine, is helping student survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, heal. Through art, dance, and music, they are processing their trauma. The camp, was founded by two upperclassmen fro...

The Trace

Ann Givens

14 August 2018

California, United States

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The Contra Costa Police Department crime lab has accelerated processing ballistics evidence through a national database that works like fingerprints for guns. The result has been connecting gun violence incidents more...

Politico

Edward Isaac-Dovere

7 August 2018

United States

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What started as one mother upset over the 2012 Sandyhook school shooting has morphed into Moms Demand Action, a powerful political force with more than five million people on its list and 300,000 active volunteers. Fo...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

2 August 2018

United States

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A journalist who has reported for two years on survivors of gunshots offers guidance and advice to others in the media on how to track accurate data on non-fatal gun violence, report empathetically on survivors facing...

The Montana Standard

Zachariah Bryan

17 July 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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To fight suicide by firearm, an injury prevention center and a gun shop owner teamed up to form a group called the Gun Shop Project. The group empowers gun shop owners and employees with training in how to notice the ...

Oregon Live

Gordon Friedman

17 June 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Four months after a law in Oregon took effect that allows removal of guns from people who could present a danger to themselves or others, residents used the law to seek the temporary removal of guns from about 30 peop...

Burlington Free Press

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Elizabeth Murray

6 June 2018

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Extreme risk protection orders can be effective in removing guns from dangerous people, but even though Vermont has such a law on the books, making it work effectively is difficult because it places most of the burden...

Yes! Magazine

Gabriel Furshong

5 June 2018

Helena, Montana, United States

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When a person no longer wants a firearm, they might sell it at a garage sale or give it away, increasing the likelihood that the gun could fall into the wrong hands. The National Center for Unwanted Firearms takes the...

NPR

Martin Kaste

4 June 2018

Indiana, United States

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New research on “red flag laws,” which allow the removal of guns police or courts deem someone is a danger to themselves or others, shows they have been effective at reducing firearms-related suicides when there is ef...

The Washington Post

Rachel Siegel

31 May 2018

Parkland, Florida, United States

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In a response to the 2018 Parkland, Fla. shooting that killed 17 people, Dick's Sporting Goods removed guns from several locations around the country and carried on conversations with Congress about tighter gun laws. ...

City Bureau

F. Amanda Tugade

25 May 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Students in Chicago coping with gun deaths and violence among their families and friends find empowerment and support through teachers and administrators who encourage them to become active in national protests agains...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

23 May 2018

Albuquerque, Pennsylvania, United States

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A publicly available online platform launched by the New York Attorney General fills in big data gaps on guns being used in crimes and trafficked from elsewhere. “We were able to get a snapshot really quickly of where...

NHPR

Lauren Chooljian

23 May 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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With rising suicide rates and the high rate of suicide by firearm, gun owners and public health workers collaborating in the hopes of preventing more deaths. The Gun Shop Project, based in New Hampshire, is working to...

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