We encourage visitors to our website to also check out the websites of other organizations working to prevent gun violence. Below are links to some of these other organizations with brief comments about the organizations and how their approaches may differ from that of Americans Against Gun Violence.
The International Action Network on Small Arms
The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is an international coalition of organizations and individuals working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.* IANSA supports efforts to make people safer by reducing demand for such weapons, improving firearm regulation and strengthening controls on arms transfers. Through research, advocacy and campaigning, IANSA members are promoting local, national, regional and global measures to strengthen human security. Americans Against Gun Violence is an active member of IANSA.
Read more about IANSA and its relationship to Americans Against Gun Violence
GunPolicy.org, which is hosted by the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, is an excellent source of information for comparing rates of gun violence, rates of gun ownership, and firearm regulations between different countries. These comparisons demonstrate the extraordinarily high rate of gun violence in the USA as compared with all other high income democratic countries and the association between lax gun control laws, high rates of gun ownership, and high rates of gun violence.
Read more about GunPolicy.org
The Violence Policy Center
The Violence Policy Center (VPC) is an excellent source of information about guns and gun violence in the United States. Americans Against Gun Violence often refers to studies done by VPC, particularly on issues such as the risks of concealed weapons, the myth of "guns for protection," and the uniquely American problem of mass shootings. In addition to research and education, the VPC also engages in legislative advocacy. The VPC is hosting a video contest for high school students in 2019.
Read more about the VPC, its executive director, Joshua Sugarmann, and the 2019 VPC High School Video Contest
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (LCPGV), formerly the Legal Community Against Violence, was founded after a mass shooting at at San Francisco law firm in 1993 in which eight people were killed and six wounded before the shooter killed himself. The LCPGV website has been an excellent source of information on gun laws in the United States. The LCPGV has also been active in fostering what the organization refers to as "smart gun laws" and in opposing bad ones.
Read more about the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, including our concerns about its recent partnership with Americans for Responsible Solutions, the organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Captain Mark Kelly.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, founded in 2001, is named for the late James Brady who was critically wounded by a gunshot to the head while serving as President Reagan’s Press Secretary and standing beside the President during an assassination attempt in 1981. James Brady was severely disabled by the gunshot wound and died of complications in 2014. His wife, Sarah, chaired the Brady Campaign until her death in 2015. Many of the other past and current leaders in the Brady Campaign have also lost loved ones to gun violence. The Brady Campaign is a 501(c)(4) organization that engages in political advocacy focused on expanding background checks for gun purchases and on shutting down disreputable gun dealers. The related Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a 501(c)(3) educational organization.
Read more about the Brady Campaign and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, including how Brady differs from Americans Against Gun Violence
The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility
The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility has been actively involved in gun violence prevention since the chapter was restarted in 2003. Americans Against Gun Violence grew, in part, out of the work that PSR/Sacramento was doing at the local level. PSR/Sacramento fully supports the position of Americans Against Gun Violence concerning the need for the adoption of stringent gun control regulations in the United States comparable to the regulations that have long been in effect in every other high income democratic country of the world. In addition to working on preventing gun violence, PSR/Sacramento also works on reducing the threat of nuclear weapons, protecting the environment, ensuring universal access to necessary medical care, and promoting social justice. PSR/Sacramento welcomes all progressive activists, not just physicians, to become involved in chapter activities.
Coalition Against Gun Violence of Santa Barbara County
The goals of the Coalition Against Gun Violence of Santa Barbara County, California are to create a safer community by combating gun violence through educational activities and to advocate for effective local, state and national programs, policies, and legislation. The Coalition's website lists over 40 partner organizations and provides contact information for local, state, and federal elected leaders; information concerning pending firearm related legislation; and many other resources for gun violence prevention activists.
Read more about the Coalition Against Gun Violence and how its approach differs from that of Americans Against Gun Violence
More links to other organizations working to prevent gun violence will be added to this website soon.