Everytown’s research has shown that expanding the areas where guns can be carried and the circumstances in which they can be used is only associated with greater harm. So-called Stand Your Ground laws, which encourage the use of deadly force outside the home, are associated with significantly higher justifiable homicide rates. After Georgia passed its Stand Your Ground law, the number of justifiable homicides in the states increased by 83 percent. In Florida, it tripled. This push towards allowing easy access to guns in a growing variety of public places has only resulted in a greater risk of gun violence, often justified by increasingly permissive laws.

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Analysis of School Shootings

Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action released a report documenting the school shootings that have taken place since Newtown.

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Amicus Brief: Wrenn v. District of Columbia

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a case challenging the District of Columbia's concealed carry licensing system. This brief refutes the primary historical arguments made by gun lobby lawyers, and makes clear that laws regulating the public carrying of firearms are consistent with a centuries long Anglo-American tradition.
Fact Sheets Guns in Public Places February 23, 2016

Florida SB 344: Expanding Stand Your Ground

The Florida Stand Your Ground law — which is associated with increased homicides and has a disproportionate effect on communities of color — already gives untrained civilians more leeway to shoot than the U.S. military gives soldiers in war zones.
Fact Sheets Domestic Violence February 4, 2016

How McAuliffe's Gun Deal Would Undermine Public Safety in Virginia

VA Senate Bill 610 would lower Virginia public safety standards by allowing dangerous and untrained people to carry hidden loaded guns throughout the state — people who could not qualify for a carry permit under Virginia law.

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Legal Documents Guns in Public Places February 1, 2016

Amicus Brief: Norman v. State of Florida

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the Florida Supreme Court to demonstrate that Florida's public-carry law - which permits concealed carry, but not open carry - does not violate the constitutional right to bear arms and is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition.
Legal Documents Guns in Public Places January 15, 2016

Amicus Brief: Grace v. District of Columbia

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the federal trial court in Washington, D.C., in support of the District's concealed carry permitting law. The brief demonstrated that the law's "good reason"/"proper reason" standard is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition, and does not violate the Second Amendment.

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