ABSTRACT

Kelly Report 2014: Gun Violence in America   [open pdf - 3MB]

"Every day in America, we navigate the threat of gun violence. This threat permeates all corners of our country, from street corners to cul-de-sacs, shattering our sense of security and insidiously altering how we live. Since I've been in Congress, I've heard countless stories of unbearable loss brought on by the pull of a trigger. Young women killed in acts of domestic violence. Teenagers gunned down coming out of school basketball games. A 6-year-old shot and killed as her mother braided her hair on their front porch--a shooting that made some parents question whether it was safe to let their children out of the house at all. […] The Kelly Report on Gun Violence is about creating a better, safer America. This report--the first collaboration of its kind between Members of Congress, gun safety advocates, and the public health and academic communities--is an anthology of analyses of the gun violence crisis by federal, state, and local stakeholders and gun reform advocates. This report defines the nature of gun violence in America, while providing a framework for improving the status quo through a comprehensive set of legislative and public policy recommendations. It is a multi-faceted approach to gun violence prevention, one that includes ideas for ground-level social supports to help build safer communities. The Kelly Report offers a reasonable and feasible way forward in reducing gun violence in our country."

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2014
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Public Domain
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Office of Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly: http://www.robinkelly.house.gov/
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