A Note to AGS Visitors


Americans for Gun Safety (AGS) and the AGS Foundation (AGSF) have been folded into Third Way, an organization founded and operated by the former AGS and AGSF management team.

For Third Way’s latest gun safety policy and message guidance, please visit our gun issues page. There you can also find reports produced by AGS in a special sub-category.

For current gun safety data and other information, we recommend the American Hunters and Shooters Association, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Press inquiries:
Matt Bennett, Vice President for Public Affairs
202.775.3768 x212

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Management Team

Michael Signer

Senior National Security Policy Fellow

Michael Signer is Director of the Homeland Security Presidential Transition Initiative, a joint project of Third Way and the Center for American Progress. In 2007-08 he was Senator John Edwards’ foreign policy adviser on his presidential campaign. He was also Deputy Counselor to Governor Mark Warner of Virginia and an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr in Washington, D.C. He teaches as an adjunct professor at Virginia Tech. Dr. Signer holds a Ph.D. in political science from U.C., Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of Virginia, and a B.A., from Princeton University. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, and Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and he has been interviewed by The Washington Post, NPR, and MSNBC, among others. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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