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AV Calls on Congress to Address Gun Violence

Read our letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee calling on the federal government to address gun violence as a systemic problem in need of rigorous, systemic solutions.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) attends hearing on "Constitutional and Common Sense Steps to Reduce Gun Violence" on March 23, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Many senators spoke both for and against gun control the day after a shooting in Boulder, Colo., where a gunman opened fire at a grocery store, killing 10 people. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

On Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing centered on “Constitutional and Common Sense Steps to Reduce Gun Violence.” The hearing was held one week after the Atlanta, Georgia mass shooting and just one day after the Boulder, Colorado mass shooting. 

The closeness of these events casts a spotlight on the tragic regularity of violence that has come to define life in America. Arnold Ventures submitted the following statement calling on the federal government to address gun violence as a systemic problem in need of rigorous, systemic solutions, including building a robust, transformative gun policy research enterprise.

Watch the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. 

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