Publications

8/4/22 Governing Magazine published our op-ed highlighting the response of Mayor Dee Margo three years after the El Paso Walmart shooting, "The outsized, critical role of a mayor after a mass shooting."

7/19/22 The Hill published Sarah C. Peck's op-ed, "After mall shooting, yet another mayor becomes a member of the club no one wants to join."

7/1/22 Until We Find a Way to Prevent Mass Shootings, Your City Needs to Prepare. Article published by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

6/22/22 Tabletop Exercise Template. A tool city leaders can use to plan a tabletop exercise to ensure city staff and agencies and other stakeholders are prepared to respond to a mass shooting.

10/1/21 Mass Shooting Protocol & Playbook: A Resource for U.S. Mayors and City Managers. A two-part resource to help city leaders prepare for, respond to, and help their community recover from a mass shooting.

6/10/21 Pulse shootings' lingering trauma must be public-health priority | Commentary. Op-ed arguing for sustained funding for long-term mental health and other services for mass shooting survivors and their families.

5/29/21 Opinion: To reduce risk of mass shootings, prevent suicides. Op-ed urging the nation to do more to reduce suicide, not only to save over 25,000 lives lost to firearm-related suicide, but also to reduce the number of public mass shootings.

4/6/21 Sarah Peck and James Alan Fox: Proposed policy would help mayors respond to a mass shooting. Op-ed urging the federal government to offer training and funding for mayors who must respond to a mass shooting.

11/20/19 Profiting from protecting kids is wrong. Halt active shooter drills in schools. | Opinion. Op-ed advocating against realistic active shooter drills for school children to avoid traumatizing students.

11/17/19 A federal red flag law would save lives ... An op-ed urging Congress to pass a national Extreme Risk Protection Law (aka "ERPO" or "Red Flag" law) that would fund state ERPO laws that temporarily remove guns from people in crisis. The Biden administration later drafted a model ERPO law for state legislatures. In June 2022, Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The Act allocates $750 million to support states who want to pass ERPO laws. Currently, 19 states and Washington, DC, have passed these laws.