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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Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends February 5, 2018

Gun Violence by the Numbers

Everytown is committed to using the most comprehensive, up-to-date sources of data to measure America’s unprecedented levels of gun violence.

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.
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.

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.

The Healthcare Costs of Gun Violence in Nevada

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.