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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Reports Gun Violence Trends October 5, 2015

Beyond Gridlock

This report answers President Obama’s call to action in the wake of the horrific shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, and offers five life-saving measures that the Administration could advance to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Maps Guns in Public Places October 3, 2015

215 School Shootings In America Since 2013

Since 2013, there have been at least [et_school_shootings_count type="all"] school shootings in America — an average of nearly one a week. How many more before our leaders pass common-sense laws to prevent gun violence and save lives?
Legal Documents The Gun Lobby September 3, 2015

Amicus Brief: Wrenn v. District of Columbia

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the D.C. Circuit in support of Washington, D.C.’s concealed carry permitting law. The brief demonstrated that the “good reason”/”proper reason” standard is of a piece with centuries of Anglo-American tradition, and fully consistent with the Second Amendment.

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Reports Guns in Public Places August 20, 2015

Analysis of Mass Shootings

Using FBI data and media reports, Everytown for Gun Safety developed an analysis of mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and July 2015. The analysis found that there have been at least 133 mass shootings in the nearly seven-year period.

Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby August 6, 2015

The Gun Lobby's False Claims About "Gun-Free Zones"

The gun lobby's claims that so-called "gun-free zones" endanger Americans are inconsistent with evidence about the circumstances of gun violence in America today. And by blaming the victims of our country’s too-frequent shootings for not being armed, proponents of this flawed claim attempt to twist these tragedies into an argument for putting guns in the hands of anyone, anywhere, with no questions asked.

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