VPC Announces Youth Against Gun Violence Scholarship Film Contest

The VPC today announced the launch of the 2018 Youth Against Gun Violence Scholarship Film Contest. The national competition, which is now accepting video/film entries from high-schoolers across America, seeks to amplify the voices of teens facing the reality of gun violence and the growing movement among young people to reduce gun death and injury. More>>

More Than 1,250 Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Concealed Carry Killers Since 2007, Latest Violence Policy Center Research Shows

Innocent victims continue to die at the hands of private citizens with permits to carry concealed handguns, according to ongoing research from the VPC. Concealed handgun permit holders are responsible for 1,259 deaths not involving self defense since 2007. More>>


Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, New Violence Policy Center Study Confirms

New research from the VPC confirms that, contrary to what the firearms industry and gun lobby claim, private citizens rarely use guns to kill criminals or stop crimes. More>>