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 June 12, 2018

Disarm Hate

Approximately 8,000 hate crimes a year involve a firearm—more than 20 each day. And reports indicate that hate crimes are on the rise. But in most of the United States, there is no law prohibiting people convicted of violent hate crimes from having guns.
Maps Guns in Public Places May 25, 2018

Gunfire on school grounds in the United States

There have been at least [et_school_shootings_count type="all"] 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 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.

Everytown Submits Brief in Support of New York's Public Carry Licensing System

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, in support of the New York’s concealed carry permitting law. The brief demonstrated that the law’s requirement that applicants for concealed carry permits show a need for self-defense greater than the general public to be issued a license is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition, and does not violate the Second Amendment.