The gun lobby has also worked to keep the country in the dark about gun violence, with dire consequences for public health and public safety. The NRA has fought to prevent Congress from providing any funding for research on gun violence; it has blocked law enforcement from being able to share analyses of crime gun trace data; and it has tried to pass laws prohibiting doctors and military leaders from talking to patients and service members about responsible gun ownership and suicide prevention.

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Access Denied

In January 2013, Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a report that surveys the gun lobby’s efforts to suppress data and research funding on violence, making it difficult to study the causes of gun violence and to develop evidence-based policies that will reduce America’s gun murder rate.

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Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby July 9, 2015

Guns on Campus

The gun lobby has made it a priority in recent years to pass laws that would allow guns on campuses across the country, even as the major stakeholders — from students and college presidents to school faculty — have resisted this legislative push.

Also featured in:  Guns in Public Places  

Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby December 8, 2016

Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground laws upend centuries of traditional self-defense doctrine and are a threat to public safety by upending centuries of traditional self-defense doctrine. These laws encourage armed vigilantism by allowing a person to kill another person to defend himself, even in there is a safe and clear way to avoid the conflict.

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Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby June 18, 2016

Amendments to S.2837 Filed By Senators Feinstein and Murphy

Senator Feinstein’s proposal would close the terror gap by enabling the Department of Justice to block gun sales to suspected terrorists.

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Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby June 17, 2016

Amendments to S.2837 Filed By Senators Cornyn and Grassley

The Cornyn proposal would actually make it more difficult to block a gun sale to a suspected terrorist than it currently is to indict one.

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Legal Documents The Gun Lobby April 27, 2016

Amicus Brief: Wollschlaeger v. Governor, State of Florida (En Banc)

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America filed this brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to urge the full court to correct a fundamentally flawed decision by a three-judge panel. The panel upheld a Florida law that prohibits doctors from speaking with their patients about firearm safety. This brief urges the full court to reverse that decision and strike down the law, because it interferes with patients’ right to receive truthful, non-misleading health and safety information from their doctors.