House Judiciary Committee Advances Gun Violence Prevention Measures

On September 10, the House Judiciary Committee voted out several gun violence prevention measures including H.R. 1186, the “Keep Americans Safe Act,” to ban large-capacity ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. These magazines, coupled with semiautomatic firearms, are the common thread that runs through the vast majority of mass shootings. More>>

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

Guns are rarely used to kill criminals or stop crimes according to Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use, a new analysis from the VPC. The study analyzes 2016 data from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s Supplementary Homicide Report and includes survey data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). More>>

Five Things You Can Do Now to Stop Gun Violence

Don’t let the National Rifle Association and the firearms industry continue to hold America hostage to gun violence. Guns claimed nearly 40,000 lives in 2017. Here are five things you can do right now to help stop gun death and injury. More>>