The President’s Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

The President’s plan includes:

  1. Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands;
  2. Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and taking other common-sense steps to reduce gun violence;
  3. Making schools safer; and
  4. Increasing access to mental health services.

While no law or set of laws will end gun violence, it is clear that the American people want action. If even one child’s life can be saved, then we need to act. Now is the time to do the right thing for our children, our communities, and the country we love.

Commentary: Evidence to Guide Gun Violence Prevention in America By Daniel W. Webster

Annual Review of Public Health
Vol. 36: 1-4 (Volume publication date March 2015)
By Daniel W. Webster

Cure Violence: A Public Health Model to Reduce Gun Violence

Annual Review of Public Health
Vol. 36: 39-53 (Volume publication date March 2015)
By Jeffrey A. Butts, Caterina Gouvis Roman, Lindsay Bostwick, and Jeremy R. Porter

Assessing views about gun violence reduction policy: A look at type of violence and expected effectiveness

Preventive Medicine
Volume 79, October 2015, Pages 50–54
By Susan B. Sorenson