Everytown’s research has shown that expanding the areas where guns can be carried and the circumstances in which they can be used is only associated with greater harm. So-called Stand Your Ground laws, which encourage the use of deadly force outside the home, are associated with significantly higher justifiable homicide rates. After Georgia passed its Stand Your Ground law, the number of justifiable homicides in the states increased by 83 percent. In Florida, it tripled. This push towards allowing easy access to guns in a growing variety of public places has only resulted in a greater risk of gun violence, often justified by increasingly permissive laws.

Guns in Public Places

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Analysis of School Shootings

Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action released a report documenting the school shootings that have taken place since Newtown.

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Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby December 8, 2016

Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground laws upend centuries of traditional self-defense doctrine and are a threat to public safety by upending centuries of traditional self-defense doctrine. These laws encourage armed vigilantism by allowing a person to kill another person to defend himself, even in there is a safe and clear way to avoid the conflict.

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Legal Documents Guns in Public Places January 15, 2016

Amicus Brief: Grace v. District of Columbia

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the federal trial court in Washington, D.C., in support of the District's concealed carry permitting law. The brief demonstrated that the law's "good reason"/"proper reason" standard is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition, and does not violate the Second Amendment.

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Amicus Brief: GeorgiaCarry.org v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in a case challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ regulation of guns in recreational areas administered by the Corps. Everytown’s brief provided the court hearing the challenge with previously overlooked materials regarding the history of regulating guns in areas, like the Corps’ recreation areas, where members of the public congregate.

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Reports Guns in Public Places December 31, 2015

Analysis of School Shootings

In 2013, Everytown began tracking gunfire in schools and at college and universities — public reports that a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds — and have since identified qualifying incidents that included fatal and nonfatal assaults, suicides, and unintentional shootings.
Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby July 9, 2015

Guns on Campus

The gun lobby has made it a priority in recent years to pass laws that would allow guns on campuses across the country, even as the major stakeholders — from students and college presidents to school faculty — have resisted this legislative push.

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