Americans are 25 times more likely to be shot and killed with guns than people in other developed countries. This uniquely American problem can be addressed by evidenced-policies that have been shown to reduce crime, prevent gun violence, and save lives. By researching the patterns in gun violence in America and the holes in our laws that continue to allow dangerous people to get guns, we can further develop and improve the policies that will help save lives.

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Fact Sheets Background Checks March 17, 2015

Memo on the Impact of Background Checks in Colorado

In July 2013, Colorado passed a new law requiring criminal background checks for all person-to-person gun sales, with reasonable exceptions for family, hunting, and self-defense. This memo provides the clearest picture to-date of how the expansion of the state’s background check system has improved public safety.

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Fact Sheets Background Checks March 10, 2015

Gun Violence and Background Checks in Oregon

This fact sheet brings together the findings of Everytown’s original investigations and analyses of relevant law enforcement and public health data to illuminate trends in gun violence and crime in Oregon.

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Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends March 9, 2015

Oregon Law Enforcement Deaths and Illegal Guns

An Everytown for Gun Safety analysis of FBI data over the last 30 years shows that more than half of Oregon police officers shot to death with guns that were not their own were killed by people who were likely barred from possessing firearms.

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Fact Sheets Background Checks January 15, 2015

Gun Violence and Background Checks in Vermont

This fact-sheet brings together the findings of Everytown’s original investigations and analyses of relevant law enforcement and public health data to illuminate trends in gun violence and crime in Vermont.

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Fact Sheets Background Checks September 15, 2014

Gun Violence in Washington State

This fact sheet brings together the findings of Everytown’s original investigations and analyses of relevant law enforcement and public health data to illuminate trends in gun violence and crime in Washington State.

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