Congress is funding gun violence research again for the first time in 20 years

Jan 22, 2020
Researchers at the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health will split $25 million dollars.
Brandon Wexler demonstrates for a customer at a store in Delray Beach, Florida, in 2016.
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Pennsylvania tries a new initiative to curb illegal gun purchases

Sep 11, 2019
Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing), reaches out to women and teenage girls to warn them about the risks of making straw purchases — up to ten years in prison under federal law.
Dorothy Johnson-Speight holds a picture of her son, Khaaliq. He was fatally shot in Philadelphia in 2001 by a neighbor who was a convicted felon and should not have been able to own a gun.
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What we don't know about gun violence

Oct 6, 2017
And how funding for gun violence research could make a difference.
Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 4, 2017. 
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Can Chicago’s recent plague of violence be cured?

Sep 16, 2016
A look at the cities’ rise in violence as a symptom of economic inequality.
A young victim of Chicago's gun violence is laid to rest. 

The demand for protective gear

Dec 7, 2015
In the wake of mass-shootings, body armor sellers say sales are up.
A book and the back of a child's backpack are displayed with the effects of bullets that were shot through it without Amendment II's Rynohide CNT Shield. Products like these have seen sales increase dramatically in the wake of violent attacks.
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More programs train workers to respond to a shooter

Dec 4, 2015
The growth of workplace violence has increased demand for safety programs.
Participants barricade a door of a classroom to block an 'active shooter' during ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) training at the Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, on November 3, 2015. ALICE is designed to educate local and school-based law enforcement, as well as administrators, teachers and others about the research-based, proactive response approach to violent Intruder events.
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NRA's plan for school guards: Who, how much, and how trained

Apr 2, 2013
The NRA reveals its plans to protect schools from shooters like Adam Lanza. What are the plans? And who bears the costs?

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Is there a link between housing policy and violence?

Feb 12, 2013
Experts say public housing policy is just one factor in the violence that troubles Chicago's poor neighborhoods.