Standing Committee on Gun Violence

This Standing Committee focuses on reducing gun violence through education, activation, and legislation.

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Firearms and Domestic Violence - An Intersection That Challenges Safety and Pre-Suppositions

Annual Meeting 2019

House of Delegates Resolution 105

Urges state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact statutes, rules or regulations and judges to promulgate policies to limit the possession of firearms in courthouses and judicial centers to only those persons necessary to ensure security.

Taking Aim At Gun Violence

The Myth and Meaning of the Second Amendment

The first in a series of programs sponsored by the Committee in the fight to reduce gun violence in our community. This in-depth discussion of current Second Amendment law and other developments was held on March 6 at the National Constitution Center


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Legislative Resources

Articles on gun regulation from a public health and legal perspective.

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About Us

The Standing Committee on Gun Violence aims to address the problem of gun violence through public education, bar activation, and legislative effort aimed at reducing gun violence and by taking on a coordinating role for lawyers active in the ABA, for its Sections and Divisions, state and local bars, and private bar groups.

Message - from the Chair

ABA Policies on Gun Violence

For over 50 years the ABA has weighed in on gun violence policy. Recognizing that there is no simple solution, and consistent with a public health approach to addressing this national crisis, these policies cover a range of topics from research, education, prevention, enforcement, and regulation.

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Past Programs

The ABA provided additional funding for programs developed for medical, legal, law enforcement and the general public, on gun violence as a public health issue. Four programs were held in South Carolina, Maine, Virginia, and Illinois.

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