As a federal agency, the CDC had always been barred from advocacy, but the agency has consistently backed away from gun violence research. As a result, the country has been forced to address its exceptional rate of gun violence effectively blind.
Gun violence takes a heavy toll on the health and wellbeing of Nevadans — 395 Nevadans were shot to death in 2013 alone — but treating firearm injuries also takes a significant bite out of the state’s pocketbook. To assess the healthcare costs of gun violence in Nevada, Everytown for Gun Safety analyzed state inpatient hospitalization data between 2005-2014.
At least two assailants killed 14 people and injured 17 others at the Inland Regional Center. Several hours after the shooting law enforcement identified two assailants, engaged them on a suburban street, and killed them.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) makes available to all local law enforcement agencies, which can assist law enforcement across the country in crafting more effective strategies for preventing gun crime.
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.
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