Resources

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Recommended Websites

Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence
The mission of the Brady organization is to create a safer America for all of us that will lead to a dramatic reduction of gun death and injury. www.bradycampaign.org

Center for American Progress
Dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation but, to change the country. www.americanprogress.org

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
The Coalition to stop gun violence seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy. www.csgv.org

Connecticut Against Gun Violence
Mission is to identify, develop and promote the passage of legislation designed to enhance gun safety. www.cagv.org

Violence Policy Center
Works to stop the annual toll of death and injury through research, advocacy, education and collaboration. www.vpc.org

The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
A national law center focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention and the promotion of smart gun laws that save lives. Provide trusted in-depth legal expertise and information on America's gun laws. www.smartgunlaws.org.

Newtown Action Alliance
Dedicated to reversing the escalating gun violence epidemic in this nation through the introduction of smarter, safer gun laws and broader cultural change. www.newtownaction.org

Sandy Hook Promise
To protect children from gun violence so no other parents experience the loss of their child by engaging and empowering parents and communities with targeted prevention programs in the areas of mental wellness, early-identification and intervention, social and emotional development, and firearm safety and security. www.sandyhookpromise.org

States United Against Gun Violence

States United to Prevent Gun Violence is a grassroots network of 30 state affiliates working to make our communities and families safer. As part of our 50 State Solution to end gun violence, we support existing state-based gun violence prevention groups and bring new partners into the movement. Through cooperative efforts with our 30 state groups – and our combined 150,000 grassroots supporters – we are working to build healthy communities by reducing gun death and injury through stronger laws, community education and grassroots action. www.ceasefireusa.org

Research & Data Area

The Violence Policy Center
The Violence Policy Center advocates for gun regulations, investigations and analysis.
www.concealedcarrykillers.org

Gun Violence Archive
GVA provides free online access to accurate information about gun related violence.
Gun Violence Archive
www.gunviolencearchive.org/charts-and-maps

Huffington Post
Josh Horwitz at the Huffington Post.
www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-horwitz

Mass Shootings
Mass Shootings in 2015
www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shootings/2015

New England Journal Of Medicine
"Guns, Society, and Medicine", NE Journal of Medicine
www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1500847

Mother Jones
True Cost of Gun Violence in America
www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/true-cost-of-gun-violence-in-america

Gun Violence Prevention
www.npalliance.org/gun-violence-prevention/

Books For Young People

The Gorp’s Gift
By Sherri Chessen Illustrated by Dale Duncan Johnson

Just One Flick of a Finger
Marybeth Lorbiecki

Scorpions
By Walter Dean Myers

The Rifle
By Gary Paulsen

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America
By Geoffrey Canada

Twelve Shots: Outstanding Short Stories about Guns
Harry Mazer, editor

Gone Boy
By Greg Gibson

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
By Malcolm Gladwell

Give a Boy a Gun
By Todd Strasser

Guns: What You Should Know
By Rachel Ellenberg Schulson, Illustrated by Mary Jones