As NRA Promotes Guns for Self-Defense During COVID-19 Crisis, VPC Research Details More Than 1,370 Examples of Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

While the NRA and firearms industry exploit the COVID-19 crisis to increase “self-defense” gun sales, innocent victims continue to die at the hands of private citizens already armed with permits to carry concealed handguns according to ongoing research from the VPC. More>>

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2018 Confirms

Just-released WISQARS data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control show that states with the highest rates of overall gun death in the nation are those with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership according to a new VPC analysis. More>>

Nearly 2,000 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, VPC Study Finds

Nearly 2,000 women were murdered by men in 2017 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the most recent edition of the VPC study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2017 Homicide Data. Each year the VPC releases this report in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. More>>