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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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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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.

Also featured in:  Guns in Public Places  

Legal Documents The Gun Lobby August 28, 2015

Amicus Brief: Wollschlaeger v. Governor, State of Florida

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America filed this amicus brief in the 11th Circuit, urging the full 11th Circuit to hear a case challenging a Florida law that prohibited doctors from speaking with their patients about firearm safety.

Also featured in:  Unintentional Deaths  

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.

Also featured in:  Guns in Public Places  

Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby August 6, 2015

Grassley Amendment Undermines Background Check System, Enables People With Severe Mental Illness to Buy Guns

After weeks of silence, the National Rifle Association has unveiled its answer to a summer of high-profile shootings in Charleston, Chattanooga, and Lafayette. But this legislation, Senate Bill 2002, would actually invalidate many of the mental health records already in the background check system and would allow people who have been involuntarily committed to buy a gun immediately after leaving a psychiatric hospital.
Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby July 9, 2015

State Firearm Nullification Laws

In recent years, legislation to nullify federal firearms laws and/or make it a state crime to enforce the federal firearms law have been proposed across the country and enacted in at least nine states - even though nullifying federal law is patently unconstitutional.