Americans are 25 times more likely to be shot and killed with guns than people in other developed countries. This uniquely American problem can be addressed by evidenced-policies that have been shown to reduce crime, prevent gun violence, and save lives. By researching the patterns in gun violence in America and the holes in our laws that continue to allow dangerous people to get guns, we can further develop and improve the policies that will help save lives.

Gun Violence Trends

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Everytown files Amicus Brief in Support of California's Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition (Duncan v. Becerra)

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case challenging California's prohibition on large capacity magazines.
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.
Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends May 14, 2015

Law Enforcement Officers Shot to Death in 2013

by Everytown for Gun Safety and the Major Cities Chiefs Association

This fact sheet, published in collaboration between Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, analyzes the 25 incidents nationwide in which law enforcement officers were killed with guns that were not their own.

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.

Shoot First

by Mayors Against Illegal Guns

In September 2013, Mayors Against Illegal Guns released Shoot First, a comprehensive review of Stand Your Ground laws and how they affect public safety and the criminal justice system. The report explains how Stand Your Ground statutes have expanded the circumstances in which people are allowed to use deadly force, and have created legal hurdles that make it harder to hold shooters accountable.