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Fact Sheets Background Checks November 12, 2015

State Background Check Requirements and Mass Shootings

This analysis offers further evidence that common-sense public safety laws may help prevent dangerous people from obtaining guns and save lives: controlling for population, in states that require background checks for all handgun sales, there were 52 percent fewer mass shootings between January 2009 and July 2015.

Also featured in:  Gun Violence Trends  

Reports Online Gun Sales November 12, 2015

Business As Usual

A regulation that clarifies the “engaged in the business” standard would clarify for gun sellers whether they need to get a federal firearms license — and consequently comply with all dealer regulations and conduct background checks. And it would put teeth into the federal statute that law enforcement use to prosecute gun traffickers and high-volume sellers who feed the criminal market.
Fact Sheets Background Checks November 11, 2015

Gun Violence and Background Checks in Maine

Loopholes in the law make it easy for dangerous people in Maine to get guns, resulting in needless violence—from deadly domestic abuse to suicide and school shootings. Research shows that common-sense public safety laws reduce gun violence and save lives.
Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends November 9, 2015

Nevada Law Enforcement Deaths and Illegal Guns

Between January 1980 and October 2015, 15 law enforcement officers in Nevada were murdered in the line of duty with guns that were not their own. Everytown’s analysis of FBI data and press reports shows that more than half of these murders were committed by individuals who were likely barred by state or federal law from purchasing or possessing firearms.
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.