The gun lobby has also worked to keep the country in the dark about gun violence, with dire consequences for public health and public safety. The NRA has fought to prevent Congress from providing any funding for research on gun violence; it has blocked law enforcement from being able to share analyses of crime gun trace data; and it has tried to pass laws prohibiting doctors and military leaders from talking to patients and service members about responsible gun ownership and suicide prevention.

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In January 2013, Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a report that surveys the gun lobby’s efforts to suppress data and research funding on violence, making it difficult to study the causes of gun violence and to develop evidence-based policies that will reduce America’s gun murder rate.

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Litigation Documents The Gun Lobby February 20, 2019

Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Support of Cook County, Illinois’s Prohibition of Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in defense of a Cook County, Illinois ordinance prohibiting assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. This brief details the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons, including a century of restrictions on semiautomatic firearms capable of firing a large number of rounds without reloading. It also demonstrates the circularity and illogic of the “common use” test argued for by plaintiffs, based upon nationwide sales and manufacturing figures, which cannot be reconciled with either the Supreme Court’s decision in Heller or common sense, and is inconsistent with core principles of federalism. And, relying on Everytown’s own research, this brief further explains the substantial relationship between regulating assault weapons and large-capacity magazines and Cook County’s undeniably important interest in preventing and mitigating both mass shootings and daily gun violence.
Litigation Documents The Gun Lobby January 28, 2019

Everytown Files Amicus Brief in Support of California's Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition

Everytown for Gun Safety submitted this amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in defense of California’s large-capacity magazine prohibition. This brief discusses the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons, including a century of restrictions on firearms capable of firing a large number of rounds without reloading; the circularity of the “common use” test relied upon by plaintiffs; and the impact that regulating large-capacity magazines has on preventing both mass shootings and day-to-day gun violence.
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.

Also featured in:  Guns in Public Places  

Bass, et al. v. City of Edmonds, et al.

Following the City of Edmonds’ passage of an ordinance requiring responsible gun storage, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation, along with two individuals, sued the City, seeking a declaratory judgment that the ordinance is invalid. Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team agreed to represent the City on a pro bono basis, along with the Summit Law Group The City moved to dismiss the complaint, arguing that the plaintiffs do not have standing and the dispute is not yet ripe.

Also featured in:  The Gun Lobby