Undeniable: How Long-Standing Loopholes in the Background Check System Have Been Exacerbated by COVID-19
Loopholes must be addressed to ensure that guns are not sold without a completed background check.
A More Complete Picture: The Contours of Gun Injury in the United States
Nonfatal gunshot wounds account for an enormous portion of the gun violence epidemic in America.
Firearm Suicide By Congressional District
There are 52 firearm suicides on average per congressional district each year, yet there is district-level variation across the country.
Armed and Dangerous: How the Gun Lobby Enshrines Guns as Tools of the Extreme Right
What the dangerous confluence of reckless rhetoric, gun lobby influence, and armed extremism means for democracy.
The Rise of Firearm Suicide among Young Americans
Death by suicide is a significant public health problem that claims the lives of thousands of young people in the US each year.
The Impact of Active Shooter Drills in Schools
Since the 1999 Columbine shooting, active shooter drills have proliferated in America’s school systems at an exponential rate.
ATF & the Rising Threat of Ghost Guns
Gun Law Navigator
The Gun Law Navigator is the largest historical database of modern U.S. gun laws.
Mass Shootings in America
Only through understanding the true nature of mass shootings can we begin to seek evidence-based solutions.
Not An Accident
There have been at least 135 unintentional shootings by children in 2020, resulting in 49 deaths and 90 injuries.
Gunfire on School Grounds
Everytown for Gun Safety started tracking incidents of gunfire on school grounds in 2013 to gain a better understanding of how often childre
See how gun violence impacts communities by state, county, race and ethnicity, gender, and intent.
How COVID-19 Has Increased the Need for Street Outreach Work
Gun Violence and the Police
Every year, police in America shoot and kill more than 1,000 people.
Gun Violence and COVID-19
The US has seen the collision of two major public health crises: COVID-19 and gun violence.
Remembering and Honoring Pulse: Anti-LGBTQ Bias and Guns are Taking Lives of Countless LGBTQ People
Thousands of Preventable Gun Suicides
Update Background Check Laws
Armed COVID-19 Protests Exploit Open Carry Loophole
Gun Violence in America
We have gathered the most comprehensive, publicly available data to illustrate the magnitude of everyday gun violence.
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The Danger of Guns on Campus
Introduction James Madison, the author of the Second Amendment, and Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, believed guns had no place on…Fact Sheet
A Deadly Year in Cities — And How Policymakers Can Respond
The surge in gun homicides is an upward trend that is being felt in communities across the nation.Fact Sheet
Methodological Note: A More Complete Picture
Read the Report A More Complete Picture: The Contours of Gun Injury in the United States Report…Methodological Note
Community-led Public Safety Strategies
Strategies Street outreach programs employ a public health approach to violence intervention, beginning with the premise that gun violence is like a contagious disease, the…Fact Sheet
Methods Note: Firearm Suicide by Congressional District
Read the Report Firearm Suicide By Congressional District Report This methods note is a companion to…Methodological Note
Active Shooter Drills in Schools: Methodological Note
Literature Review Psychological wellbeing concerns and mental health challenges are known to be characterized by latent processes that include negative perspectives, self-focused attention, loss of…Methodological Note
Extreme Risk Protection Orders during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased social isolation, fear, despair, and anxiety, leading to heightened risks of suicide. For someone in distress, access to a firearm…Fact Sheet
Keeping Our Schools Safe: A Plan for Preventing Mass Shootings and Ending All Gun Violence in American Schools
The failure of our leaders to address the root causes of school gun violence is having lasting consequences for millions of children.Report
Untraceable: The Rising Specter of Ghost Guns
Ghost guns are do-it-yourself, homemade guns made from easy-to-get, unregulated building blocks.Report
What Search Data Shows About Americans and Guns During the COVID-19 Crisis
Methods We extracted weekly data on all United States Google searches (including state-level data) related to gun preparation—those that contain the terms “buy gun(s)” or…Fact Sheet
NRA in Crisis: 2020
Our exclusive report investigates the allegations of extortion, corruption, and a failed coup attempt in the NRA in 2020.Report
Extreme Risk Laws Save Lives – Extreme Risk Laws By State
StatePolicy NameEffective Date1The effective date is the date the law first took effect in the state. The law may have been…Appendix
Extreme Risk Laws Save Lives – Stories
These stories illustrate the importance of Extreme Risk legislation in removing firearms from dangerous situations.Appendix
Extreme Risk Laws Save Lives
Introduction In many instances of gun violence, there are clear warning signs that the shooter posed a serious threat before the shooting. Extreme Risk laws…Fact Sheet
How COVID-19 Has Made a Federal Background Check Loophole Even Deadlier
COVID-19 fears have led to record-breaking gun sales According to FBI data, March 2020 set the all-time record for the number of National Instant Criminal…Fact Sheet
Permitless Carry: Carrying a Concealed Gun in Public with No Permit and No Training
“The biggest problem that I have with (permitless carry) is that there is no trainer. So someone that has never picked up a firearm can…Fact Sheet
The Impact of School Safety Drills for Active Shootings
Lockdown, Lockdown. Lock the door.Shut the lights off, Say no more.Go behind the desk and hide.Wait until it’s safe inside.Lockdown, Lockdown, it’s all…Fact Sheet
A Fund for Healing: VOCA Grants for Violence Reduction
The Needs Of Gun Violence Victims In America America’s gun homicide rate is tragic and unique—it is 25 times higher than that of other high-income…Report
Domestic Violence and Firearm Surrender in Rhode Island
Terms Used In This Report Temporary Order of Protection A temporary Order of Protection refers to an Order of Protection issued before the defendant has been…Report
Domestic Violence and Firearm Surrender in Rhode Island
View the original report Domestic Violence and Firearm Surrender in Rhode Island Appendix A: Legal Analysis The Protect Rhode Island…Appendix
Those Who Serve: Addressing Firearm Suicide Among Military Veterans
Findings Veteran firearm suicide is a virulent strain of a larger crisis. Firearm suicide is a significant public health crisis in the United States, claiming…Fact Sheet
Guns and Violence Against Women: America’s Uniquely Lethal Intimate Partner Violence Problem 10.17.2019
53 Every month, an average of 53 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner. “Uniform Crime Reporting Program:…Report
City Gun Violence Reduction Insight Portal
CityGRIP is an online clearinghouse of data-informed gun violence reduction strategies.Report
Unload, Lock, and Separate: Secure Storage Practices to Reduce Gun Violence
Three-year-old Brayden Heath found his mother’s handgun in the living room of their home in Anchorage, Alaska. Brayden was playing with the gun when it…Fact Sheet
Firearm Suicide in the United States
Mikey, a 13-year-old boy from upstate New York, was friendly and engaged. One day in January, he shot and killed himself with one…Fact Sheet
The Impact of Gun Violence on Children and Teens
When Davonte was asked what he wanted for his birthday, he didn’t ask for…Fact Sheet
Disarm Hate: the Deadly Intersection of Guns and Hate Crimes
Armed and hateful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018 On October 27, 2018, a gunman entered Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue armed with an AR-15 and three handguns.Fact Sheet
Arming Teachers Introduces New Risks Into Schools
Introduction Arming teachers is opposed by school safety experts like law enforcement, and teachers and parents. The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education…Fact Sheet
Gun Violence in Cities
Every year, the United States has nearly 13,000 firearm homicides.Fact Sheet
Why Funding Gun Violence Research Matters
Gun violence is a public health crisis in America. It’s time to find a solution. Every year, nearly 38,000 people are killed with…Fact Sheet