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.

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Litigation Documents Background Checks February 6, 2017

Everytown Files Brief Urging Supreme Court to Grant Cert of Third Circuit’s Unworkable Decision in Binderup v. Attorney General

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to grant a writ of certiorari to review the Third Circuit’s unworkable opinion in Binderup v. Attorney General. If left intact by the Supreme Court, the opinion by the Third Circuit would impose overwhelming burdens on the background check system, the courts and federal and state prosecutors.

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Fact Sheets Background Checks July 10, 2015

The Charleston Shooting, NICS Background Checks, and Default Proceeds

Federal law requires that licensed gun dealers run criminal background checks on all potential gun buyers. But due to a National Rifle Association-backed amendment to the 1994 Brady Bill, the law allows sales to proceed after three business days have passed after the check begins—even if background check operators have not confirmed the buyer is legally allowed to have guns.

Gun Violence and Background Checks in Nevada

Loopholes in the law make it easy for dangerous people in Nevada to get guns, resulting in needless violence—from deadly domestic abuse to suicide and school shootings. This fact sheet brings together the findings of Everytown for Gun Safety’s original investigations and analyses of relevant law enforcement and public health data to illuminate gun violence and crime trends of the illegal gun market in Nevada.