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Garden & Gun

Caroline Sanders

13 March 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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As restaurants look at a myriad of ways to enhance the cleanliness of their businesses in light of the coronavirus pandemic, a distillery in North Carolina chose to shift their focus from gin-making to making and dist...

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...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

20 September 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland’s Ceasefire initiative takes a collaborative, comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence. City officials, community advocates, residents, and law enforcement work together by prioritizing data analysis, m...

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Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

4 January 2017

Japan

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Japan’s annual gun deaths are in the single digits, thanks to tight regulations on firearms. Even police defuse violence using martial arts rather than guns. Criminals use knives instead and find ways of illegally imp...

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...

The New Yorker

Ian Frazier

29 March 2021

New York, New York, United States

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One of dozens of community-based anti-violence groups in New York City, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence teaches high schoolers classes on gun-violence prevention that carry an underlying message: how to fight their c...

The Trace

Kevin Mahnken

11 November 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Research shows that higher rates of gun ownership lead to higher rates of violent crime - countless examples in the continental United States seem to support this. But Hawaii, with some of the highest gun sale numbers...

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 New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

21 December 2015

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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For decades, Missouri had restrictive gun laws, but after relaxing them in 2007, there has been an uptick in gun deaths. Gun control legislation that restricts criminals' access could be the solution.

The Trace

Alex Yablon

24 September 2015

Rochester, New York, United States

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Cities in the U.S. have decreased recidivism through specialized courts for firearm offenders. These efforts, however, have not helped overall gun violence, so university research is suggesting new tactics.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Priyanka Boghani

13 June 2016

United States

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Mass shootings in the United States spur calls for gun control regulation, but do gun control regulations work? In Australia, Scotland, and Finland, they have reduced gun-related crimes through buyback programs, banni...

The Post and Courier

Doug Pardue

Jennifer Berry Hawes

Glenn Smith

Natalie Caula Hauff

20 August 2014

Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

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South Carolina has made little progress in addressing domestic violence in the year since it was ranked No. 1 in the nation for the rate of women killed by men. A series of proposed fixes includes screening for lethal...

Flint Beat

Amy Diaz

15 August 2020

Flint, Michigan, United States

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A privately funded gun-buyback program is one of three core elements of the city of Flint's violence-reduction plan, but research has shown that such programs fail to make a dent in violent crime because the guns they...

NPR

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...

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 ...

Vox

Zack Beauchamp

18 May 2018

Australia

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After passing the National Firearms Agreement in 1996, Australia saw a striking decline in suicide and homicide raters. The agreement – a result of a mass shooting – included a ban on certain kinds of guns, a mandator...

The Washington Post

Lenny Bernstein

16 February 2018

United States

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Five states adopted red-flag laws and thirteen more are considering them. Families or law enforcement can petition courts to seize guns from people they consider to be a threat. Duke University studied the effect of C...

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, ...

New York Magazine

Margaret Hartmann

2 October 2015

Australia

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The U.S. continues to resist restrictive gun laws. Australia and Britain significantly decreased mass shootings through the banning of certain guns, more restrictive permits, buyback programs, and a national firearms ...

CommonWealth

Michael Jonas

10 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Unlike typical youth crime prevention programs, several programs in Boston target youth already involved in gangs and violence. Though more resistant to receiving help and staying on the right path, the youth have res...

BBC

Harry Low

6 January 2017

Japan

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Japan has one of the lowest death by gun rates in the world, 6 to 33599. How? The country has established strict policies for buying and maintaining guns. The police force has installed restrictions regarding the use ...

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...

The Trace

Lakeidra Chavis

17 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Street outreach workers who work to reduce gun violence in Chicago are using the relationships they've built to now spread the word about the dangers of the coronavirus. “To the extent that we are the sort of conduits...

KNME-PBS

Megan Kamerick

18 January 2019

New Mexico, United States

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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...

Buzzfeed

Peter Aldhous

2 October 2017

United States

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Among policy proposals to reduce gun violence the most effective are background checks and the use of focused deterrence by law enforcement. The latter is where police meet with community leaders and members of crimin...

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