What They Do
Giffords Law Center works at the local, state, and national levels by providing technical assistance, free of charge, to lawmakers, advocates, legal professionals, law enforcement, and citizens who seek to make their communities safer from gun violence. By providing critical support for the enactment of effective and defensible legislation at the state and local levels, they fill gaps in federal policy and demonstrate that it is possible to enact gun safety measures that save thousands of lives without threatening Second Amendment rights.
What We Love
The Law Center’s Urban Gun Violence Initiative is focused on using policy mechanisms to scale-up evidence-based violence intervention and prevention programs in several key states across the country. This project also bridges critical gaps between gun violence prevention advocates and the organizations tasked with actually implementing violence intervention programs.