Nearly 90 Percent of Black Homicide Victims Killed With Guns, New Violence Policy Center Study Finds

Guns are by far the most common weapon used to kill Black homicide victims in America, according to a new study by the VPC. The study found that 88 percent of Black homicide victims nationwide were killed with guns. Of these, nearly two thirds were killed with a handgun. More>>

Violence Policy Center Resources on Uvalde, Texas Mass Shooting

VPC resources on issues related to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, including backgrounder on the manufacturer of the gun reportedly used, mass shootings involving large capacity ammunition magazines, gun industry marketing to children, the militarized marketing of assault weapons, and research on lethal gun victimization of Latinos. More>>

Gun Violence Prevention Groups Condemn Launch of AR-15 Assault Rifles Designed Specifically for Children

An Illinois-based gun manufacturer is marketing AR-15 assault rifles designed specifically for children. Manufactured by WEE1 Tactical, and dubbed the JR-15, the company states that the child-sized assault rifles are 20 percent smaller than a standard AR-15, weigh only 2.2 pounds, and retail for $389. The company promises that the children’s assault rifle “looks, feels, and operates just like Mom and Dad’s gun.” More>>