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

guns in public places

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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Everytown Files Brief in Support of California’s Public Carry System (Flanagan v. Becerra)

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the Central District of California in a case challenging system for regulating the carrying of firearms in public. The brief explains that California's requirement that an applicant have a “good cause” to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon, as well as its limitations on open carry, are consistent with centuries of American tradition, and fully constitutional under the Second Amendment.
Fact Sheets Guns in Public Places February 28, 2017

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 Guns in Public Places February 27, 2017

Concealed Carry Reciprocity: Overriding State Public Safety Laws

Concealed carry reciprocity 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 of being sued for doing their jobs.