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CNN

Julia Hollingsworth

12 August 2019

Wellington, New Zealand

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Since July 2019, New Zealand has held gun buybacks across the country and collected over 10,000 firearms. After a mass shooting at Christchurch mosque, the government rushed through legislation to ban semi-automatic a...

The Guardian

Eleanor Ainge Roy

11 August 2019

New Zealand

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A month after a mass shooting at New Zealand’s Christchurch mosque, New Zealand’s government has bought back over 10,000 firearms. The country passed legislation banning automatic and semi-automatic weapons a month af...

WRAL 5

Amanda Lamb

9 August 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Across the United States, 95 percent of law enforcement agencies have started using body cameras. In North Carolina, the majority of departments have started using such technology in the hopes of increasing transparen...

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Cat Reid

5 August 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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As Kansas City tries to decrease violent crime in the area, it looks to a decades-old initiative that may have worked in the past: gun buybacks. Such a response was first tried in 1994, and saw a decline in homicides ...

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Brian Perlman

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1 August 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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After piloting anti-violence initiatives across the city, leaders in Kansas City, Missouri, are re-evaluating their approach. While the steps taken to curb gun violence were similar to others across the country, here,...

The Trace

Brian Freskos

11 July 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, community organizations, public officials, and private funders have come together behind a campaign called “<399” – with the goal of bringing homicides to under 400. This collaboration has taken on a compr...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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10 July 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Across the United States, gun violence prevention initiatives are finally turning their attention to the urban communities hit hardest and supporting community-driven approaches. In the past, financial support has gon...

WBEZ News

Patrick Smith

6 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An anti-violence program in Chicago called the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI, identifies and engages with those most vulnerable to partake or be a victim of gun violence, and provides them with...

Newsbeat

Abbie Vansickle

Manny Faces

4 June 2019

Stockton, California, United States

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Following a Supreme Court mandate requiring California to address prison overcrowding, the state has taken numerous initiatives to reduce sentences, relocate inmates, set higher accountability measures for law enforce...

The Guardian

Lois Beckett

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Peter Andringa

Abene Clayton

4 June 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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California’s Bay Area has seen a 30% decrease in gun homicides, despite increasing economic inequality. The region has had many interventions to reach this decline, but the key to all of them is their community-driven...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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28 May 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

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In Washington, state legislators have passed an innovative measure that would allow individuals to suspend their own gun rights. The bill was started as a proactive measure for those experience mental health issues to...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Katherine Webb-Hehn

8 May 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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From city-wide efforts to faith-based interventions to public health approaches, the city of Birmingham, Alabama is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to ending gun violence in the city. The city has been deeply aff...

KUER

Erik Neumann

1 May 2019

Vernal, Utah, United States

Radio

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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

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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...

NBC News

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

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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 (ABC 7 NY)

CeFaan Kim

5 April 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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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...

Fox47

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...

CityLab

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, ...

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...

Delaware Online

Ryan J. Foley

9 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

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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 ...

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