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.

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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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Everytown Files Brief in Support of Massachusetts’ Public Carry Licensing System (Weng v. Evans)

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in a case challenging Massachusetts' public carry licensing system as implemented by the cities of Boston and Brookline. Everytown's brief shows that Massachusetts' public carry licensing regime is consistent with a centuries-long Anglo-American tradition and clearly constitutional under the Second Amendment.

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Fact Sheets The Gun Lobby October 11, 2017

Guns on Campus

The gun lobby has made it a priority in recent years to pass laws that would allow guns on campuses across the country, even as the major stakeholders — from students and college presidents to school faculty — have resisted this legislative push.

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