Fatal Gaps: How the Virginia Tech Shooting Prompted Changes in State Mental Health Records Reporting
In the wake of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007, lawmakers took action to close the fatal gaps in mental health records reporting that undermine the background check system and threaten the safety of Americans.
Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of state and federal prohibitions on felons possessing firearms. This brief argues that felons are not protected by the Second Amendment and that as-applied challenges to the Second Amendment should not be analyzed using individual circumstances.
High capacity magazines(HCMs) and assault weapons (AWs) are commonplace in mass shooting incidents. By increasing the number of bullets a shooter can fire without reloading, HCMs make firearms more lethal. Prohibitions on HCMs can help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the daily devastation of gun violence in America.