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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Fact Sheets Guns in Public Places April 25, 2018

High Capacity Magazines and Assault Weapons

High capacity magazines(HCMs) and assault weapons (AWs) are commonplace in mass shooting incidents. By increasing the number of bullets a shooter can fire without reloading, HCMs make firearms more lethal. Prohibitions on HCMs can help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the daily devastation of gun violence in America.
Fact Sheets Guns in Public Places March 27, 2018

Concealed Carry Reciprocity (S.446): Overriding State Public Safety Laws

Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) concealed carry reciprocity legislation (S.446) would force each state to recognize concealed carry permits from every other state, overriding each state’s core laws on who is too dangerous to carry guns in public or even to possess guns at all. Law enforcement overwhelmingly opposes this legislation, which would put police in danger for doing their jobs.
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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