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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

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...

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Fi Glover

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

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...

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 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.

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...

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...

Bloomberg 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, ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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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...

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...

Vox

Madeline Marshall

11 September 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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While most Americans and politicians from across the partisan aisle support universal background checks for firearm purchases, that system has shown to not be as effective as many think. Instead, states are implementi...

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...

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...

Capital Public Radio (Sacramento)

Vicki Gonzalez

6 May 2021

Sacramento, California, United States

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Advance Peace mentors young people at risk of committing or suffering gun violence, guiding them through a "life map" process to exit street life and set goals for a safer, healthier future. The program, which started...

Slate

Lisa Lewis

7 September 2016

United States

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To prevent suicides, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Shooting Sports Association are teaming up for an education initiative to raise awareness around suicide by firearms. The NSSF will ...

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Leigh Paterson

23 February 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The Denver, Colorado, district attorney’s office assigned an investigator to methodically search for signs that domestic abusers possessed prohibited guns, and then uses that information to take the guns away. Firearm...

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