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5 Discussions That Shaped the Justice Reform Movement in 2020 Article
A protester wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt stands at a memorial event in Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13, 2021, to mark the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death. (Getty/Jeremy Hogan)

5 Discussions That Shaped the Justice Reform Movement in 2020

While more must be done to shrink the footprint of the U.S. criminal justice system, the national dialogue around reform during summer 2020 has inspired transformative ideas and tangible policies that can be built on moving forward.

Kenny Lo, Sarah Figgatt, Betsy Pearl, 1 More Chelsea Parsons

Gun Violence Prevention Policy FAQs
Guns are held in storage at the Department of Forensic Sciences in Washington, D.C., on September 24, 2019. (Getty/Bill O'Leary)

Gun Violence Prevention Policy FAQs

In this fact sheet series, the Center for American Progress will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about key policy issues related to gun violence prevention.

Frequently Asked Questions About the ‘Charleston Loophole’ Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions About the ‘Charleston Loophole’

A dangerous gap in federal law allows gun dealers to proceed with a sale before a background check has been completed—enabling people who are otherwise prohibited from gun possession to continue to buy guns.

6 Policies To Reduce Gun Violence in Nevada Report

6 Policies To Reduce Gun Violence in Nevada

While Nevada has taken steps to strengthen gun laws in recent years, much more must be done to protect Nevada communities from gun violence.

Chelsea Parsons, Annette Magnus

No Shots Fired Report
Weapons seen on display at a gun shop in Virginia. (Getty/Yasin Ozturk)

No Shots Fired

A new CAP analysis finds that robberies and aggravated assaults in which a gun is not fired but is used as a threat occur frequently and have significant impacts on victims in the United States.

Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Rukmani Bhatia

The Gun Industry in America Report
Weapons are on display at a gun shop in Virginia, as gun and ammunition sales in the United States have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Getty/Yasin Ozturk)

The Gun Industry in America

The national debate over gun violence rarely focuses attention on the role of the gun industry in enabling this public health crisis.

Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Rukmani Bhatia

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