12/8/22 Mayor's Guide to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The BSCA provides funding city officials can use to implement programs to reduce community gun violence, increase access to mental health resources, and improve school safety. City officials can use this guide to tap funding resources for gun violence prevention programs.
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.