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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Access Denied

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 Press The Gun Lobby October 27, 2017

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Statements Responding to Report That New York Department of Financial Services is Investigating NRA Carry Guard Insurance

On October 24, 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported that the New York Department of Financial Services is investigating the legality of the NRA's marketing and fees in connection with its Carry Guard insurance product. The disclosure of the investigation follows an investigation and analysis of Carry Guard by Everytown, which was shared with law enforcement and regulators.

Also featured in:  Everytown Law  

Litigation Documents The Gun Lobby October 19, 2017

Wiese v. Becerra

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case challenging California’s prohibition on large capacity magazines. The brief focuses on the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons including weapons capable of quickly firing a large number of rounds.
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.

Also featured in:  Guns in Public Places  

Amicus Brief: Kolbe v. Hogan

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to urge the full court to reconsider a dangerous decision by a three-judge panel which would have subjected a Maryland gun law to the most rigorous form of judicial scrutiny and threatened legislators’ ability to adopt gun laws they believe necessary to protect public safety. On March 4, 2016, the full court agreed to rehear the case

Amicus Brief: Grace v. District of Columbia

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the federal trial court in Washington, D.C., in support of the District's concealed carry permitting law. The brief demonstrated that the law's "good reason"/"proper reason" standard is consistent with centuries of Anglo-American tradition, and does not violate the Second Amendment.

Also featured in:  The Gun Lobby