This brief presents a series of concrete actions the federal executive branch can take to reduce urban gun violence through a holistic approach. The most direct gun violence reduction work happens locally, but the federal government can complement these activities by supporting and promoting four key objectives:
- Reduce easy access to firearms for people at high risk of engaging in violence.
- Improve trust between police and communities of color.
- Increase investment in families and communities at greatest risk of violence.
- Incorporate community engagement into prevention efforts