A group of entrepreneurs and concerned citizens gathered Thursday afternoon to address how the African American business community can address crime and gun violence in Philadelphia. The discussion hosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (AACC) was part the On the Table Philly 2019 conversations. Spearheaded by Philadelphia …

Amy Barnhorst, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UC Davis Health and vice chair of Community Mental Health, is the first recipient of the Horwitz Public Health Award from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The coalition is the oldest gun violence prevention organization in the nation. It develops evidence-based policies and aggressively lobbies …

There are more than 363 million civilian-owned guns in the United States. We kill each other and ourselves with them almost constantly, at a rate of around 100 deaths per day. This is a statistic you have probably seen before. It seems to come up a lot these days. America’s guns are constantly in the news and on …

The August 17 letter, “Don’t close the ‘boyfriend loophole,” makes dangerous and incorrect assumptions about domestic violence and ultimately argues that abusive dating partners should have access to firearms. But evidence shows that dating partners are actually more likely to abuse their partners than spouses. As the letter notes, the Lautenberg Amendment prohibits persons convicted …

While Congress continues to consider policies to prevent mass shootings, state legislatures have been taking action. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia now have Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws in place. ERPO laws authorize law enforcement (in all states), family members (in most states) — and, in a few states,  specific professionals such …

With two consecutive mass shootings in the United States taking place within 24 hours, many Americans are responding with more than thoughts and prayers. Case in point: After the El Paso, Texas shooting on Saturday, hundred of moms stormed the White House to demand common-sense gun laws and to implore lawmakers to do their “damn jobs.” The …

With the 2020 Democratic presidential debates in full swing and the National Rifle Association weakened by financial scandals, gun violence prevention experts want moderators of upcoming debates to ask candidates fact-based questions about firearm policy rather than focus on “irrelevant” and “sensationalist” ones. In the past, gun safety platforms have failed to break through during …

RICHMOND, Va. — Four days after a mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) called for a special session of the General Assembly in order for state lawmakers to address gun violence.   While the details of the session are still being worked out, it appears Virginia Democrats and Republicans have very different ideas …

Mass shootings in the U.S. get a lot of press, and rightly so. However, mass shootings and homicides aren’t the only way that people can lose their lives to gun violence. There’s one statistic having to do with firearm deaths that doesn’t get brought up as often, but it’s just as chilling — the U.S. …