Straw Purchasing

photo credit: Express Milwaukee,
Currently, I am working on a project with the Milwaukee Health Department’s Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) on “straw purchasing.” “Straw Purchasing” is the act of one person buying a gun for another person, who is not allowed to own one. “Straw Purchasing” is a problem in Milwaukee and something that OVP is trying to address. In order to address this issue, we have conducted focus groups, interviews, and will be writing a report in the near future with recommendations on how one could effectively create a campaign to discourage straw purchasing, with information specific to Milwaukee.