The terrorist shooting at the Emanuel AME Church, which is being investigated as a hate crime, reflects our country's broader problem of gun violence and its disproportionate impact on communities of color.
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.
This report answers President Obama’s call to action in the wake of the horrific shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, and offers five life-saving measures that the Administration could advance to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
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.