Firearm Silencers Threaten Public Safety, Violence Policy Center Study Shows

2017 VPC study warned that silencer “benefits” cited by the gun industry "could help enable mass shooters and other murderers to kill a greater number of victims more efficiently." More>>

Missouri Ranked #1 for Black Homicide Victimization

For the third year in a row, Missouri has the highest black homicide victimization rate in the nation with a rate of 46.24 per 100,000—more than twice the national black homicide victimization rate and nine times the overall homicide rate nationwide—according to a new analysis by the VPC. More>>

More Than 1,300 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. Details on these fatal incidents can be found on Concealed Carry Killers, an online resource that provides examples of non-self defense killings involving private citizens with permits to carry concealed handguns in public. More>>