Cities Find New Ways to Go After Gun Violence

Cities Find New Ways to Go After Gun Violence

September 3, 2014 | by J.B Wogan | Governing

Since 2012, 45 states have passed more than 170 gun laws. The effectiveness of different forms of gun legislation and prevention programs is becoming an increasingly important conversation. This article examines different approaches to gun legislation, including market-based and more holistic neighborhood-service approaches. NCCD Researcher Angela Wolf discusses the community-based gun prevention program in Richmond, California, known for its unusually high homicide rate.

Since 2012, 45 states have passed more than 170 gun laws. The effectiveness of different forms of gun legislation and prevention programs is becoming an increasingly important conversation. This article examines different approaches to gun legislation, including market-based and more holistic neighborhood-service approaches. NCCD Researcher Angela Wolf discusses the community-based gun prevention program in Richmond, California, known for its unusually high homicide rate. NCCD is evaluating the program’s impact.