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 March 13, 2018

PERMITLESS CARRY: Concealed Carry in Public with No Permit and No Training

Permitless carry bills lower the bar for who may carry hidden handguns in public—allowing violent criminals, teenagers and people with no safety training to carry in crowded town centers and on city streets.

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Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby March 7, 2018

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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