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Infographics Background Checks January 2, 2019

Background Checks Save Lives

Background checks are a systematic way to keep guns out of the hands of people with dangerous histories. Since the system was established, background checks have blocked over 3 million sales to people with felony convictions, domestic abusers, fugitives, and other people prohibited by law from having guns.

Reports Gun Violence Trends December 6, 2018

Mass Shootings in the United States: 2009-2017

Using FBI data and media reports, Everytown for Gun Safety developed an analysis of mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and December 2017.
Litigation Documents Everytown Law November 28, 2018

Parents of Pakistani Exchange Student Killed in Mass Shooting at Santa Fe High School Sue Shooter's Parents

The parents of Sabika Aziz Sheikh, a high school student killed in the May mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, today filed legal claims against the shooter’s parents, alleging that the shooter’s parents knew their son was experiencing extreme emotional distress but failed to take basic steps to responsibly store and prevent him from accessing their firearms. Sheikh’s parents are represented by Everytown for Gun Safety’s litigation team and by attorney Clint E. McGuire of the Texas firm Martinez and McGuire PLLC. They are filing these claims just days before Sabika would have turned 18, on December 1, 2018.
Reports Background Checks July 2, 2018

Fatal Gaps: How the Virginia Tech Shooting Prompted Changes in State Mental Health Records Reporting

In the wake of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007, lawmakers took action to close the fatal gaps in mental health records reporting that undermine the background check system and threaten the safety of Americans.