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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Maps Guns in Public Places February 11, 2019

Gunfire on School Grounds in the United States

There have been at least 418 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in America since 2013. How many more before our leaders pass common-sense laws to prevent gun violence and save lives?
Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby January 23, 2019

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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Reports Gun Violence Trends December 6, 2018

Mass Shootings in the United States: 2009-2017

Using FBI data and media reports, Everytown for Gun Safety developed an analysis of mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and December 2017.
Litigation Documents Everytown Law November 28, 2018

Parents of Pakistani Exchange Student Killed in Mass Shooting at Santa Fe High School Sue Shooter's Parents

The parents of Sabika Aziz Sheikh, a high school student killed in the May mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, today filed legal claims against the shooter’s parents, alleging that the shooter’s parents knew their son was experiencing extreme emotional distress but failed to take basic steps to responsibly store and prevent him from accessing their firearms. Sheikh’s parents are represented by Everytown for Gun Safety’s litigation team and by attorney Clint E. McGuire of the Texas firm Martinez and McGuire PLLC. They are filing these claims just days before Sabika would have turned 18, on December 1, 2018.