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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Reports Gun Violence Trends April 11, 2017

Mass Shootings in the United States: 2009-2016

Using FBI data and media reports, Everytown for Gun Safety developed an analysis of mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and December 2016.
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.
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 Show Undercover

by the City of New York

In 2009, the City of New York conducted a multi-state investigation of gun shows to expose the threat posed by the “gun show loophole,” a term often used to describe the fact that federal law allows private sellers to sell firearms without background checks or record keeping.