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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Public Safety
This brief discusses the 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, where the perpetrator killed 11 people and wounded six others. It outlines the preparedness of the City prior to the incident; the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting; and further...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Health, Housing
This report outlines recommendations for community leaders looking to create a welcoming and equitable environment for Afghan refugees. Suggestions include creating a multi-sector response group to help refugees access housing, employment, health care, and other essential services;...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety, Public Spaces
In order to effectively respond to a mass shooting, mayors and city officials must prepare ahead of time. To help cities plan for these scenarios, this resource presents a timeline of mayoral response to a hypothetical mass shooting. It also discusses specific steps city officials...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety
The first 24 hours after a mass shooting requires an immediate and effective response from local officials. This report outlines steps mayors and city managers can take to minimize harm and save lives in the event of a mass shooting and links to additional resources as needed. It...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source US Department of Justice
Policy Areas Public Safety
This report details Boston's Operation Ceasefire, which was a policy response to the epidemic of youth homicide in the city in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Its main findings show that focused-deterrence strategies, designed to increase the perceived cost of crime, contributed to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Public Safety
This brief discusses the 2019 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, where the perpetrator killed 23 people and injured 23 others. It outlines the preparedness of the City prior to the incident, the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting, and further actions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Public Safety
This brief discusses the 2016 mass shooting in Orlando, where the perpetrator killed 49 people and wounded 53 others. It outlines the preparedness of the City prior to the incident; the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting; and further actions the City took...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Ohio
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety
In 2019, a young man fatally shot nine people and wounded 17 others in Dayton, Ohio. This brief highlights the preparedness of the City prior to the Oregon District shooting, the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting, and further actions the City took to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source State Innovation Exchange
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety
Bump stocks and other similar devices are marketed to shooters seeking to convert their weapon to simulate the rapid, continuous fire of an automatic firearm while using a semi-automatic gun. In October 2017, a gunman in Las Vegas used multiple bump stock devices to convert semi-automatic...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Public Safety
This brief discusses the 2018 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, where the perpetrator killed 17 people and wounded 17 others. It outlines the preparedness of the City prior to the incident, the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety
This playbook can assist Mayors and City Officials as they prepare for, respond to, and recover from public mass shootings.. It provides guidance related to communications, emergency management, victim and family assistance, donation and volunteer management, and more. Suggestions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Public Safety
This brief discusses the 2015 mass shooting and attempted bombing in San Bernardino, where the perpetrator killed 14 people and wounded 22 others. It outlines the preparedness of the City prior to the incident; the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting; and...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance requires every person who possesses a firearm to notify the police department of the destruction, loss or theft of his or her firearm within 48 hours of when the person knows or should have known. An individual should also notify the department of a sale, transfer,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2009
Level State
State(s) Illinois
Source Legal Community Against Violence
Policy Areas Public Safety
This model law prohibits any person to own, possess, or purchase a firearm without a valid safety certificate. Applicants for a certificate must have a valid Illinois Firearm Owners Identification card. They must also complete a firearms safety course, which includes live firing and...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Village of Deerfield
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits the possession, manufacture, and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield. It does not apply to any law enforcement officer, member of the military, or qualified retired law enforcement officer....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Source Boulder City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits the possession and sale of assault weapons, large-capacity magazines, and multi-burst trigger activators. Certain exceptions to this ordinance are outlined....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This ordinance prohibits the San Francisco Police Department from being a National Rifle Association (NRA) member or using public funds to pay for NRA membership fees. The ordinance aims to address the issue of gun violence and reduce the influence of the NRA on local law enforcement....

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