The gun violence prevention movement is experiencing unprecedented momentum. While progress may have stalled at the federal level, statehouses across the country are listening to their constituents and passing commonsense gun safety reforms like universal background checks, gun violence restraining orders, and domestic violence protections. Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, over 160 new smart gun laws have passed in more than 40 states, with a handful of states like New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut making sweeping, comprehensive overhauls to their gun laws.
The policy experts at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Americans for Responsible Solutions frequently partner with lawmakers and advocates in states across the country to craft legislation that keeps guns out of the wrong hands, closes gaps in current law, and saves lives. Our series of Commonsense Solutions toolkits gives state legislators the blueprint they need to write the laws that will protect our families and communities from the scourge of gun violence.
The below toolkits cover topics like mental health, gun trafficking, background checks, domestic violence, and keeping kids safe from unintended shootings. If you’re a lawmaker or activist looking for help crafting a new smart gun law in your state, reach out to our attorneys through our request assistance form.