#GunCrisis Solution of the Day: Understanding the full range of impact

In 2011, the International Association of Chiefs of Police released a report entitled: “Reducing Gun Violence in Our Communities: A Leadership Guide for Law Enforcement on Effective Strategies and Programs.”

The introduction warns that “when the problem of gun violence is raised, the tendency is to focus on homicide.”

However, as law enforcement officers responding on the front lines recognize, gun violence occurs in a range of situations, all of which negatively impact communities across the United States.

The report lists “scenarios where firearms are too often a key part of the criminal act or incident” including robberies, assaults, domestic violence, suicides, and officer-involved shootings.

Additional challenges for law enforcement extend to gangs, firearm traffickers, and people who by law are prohibited from possessing firearms.

Read the full report at: theiacp.orgĀ 

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