The Long-Term Decline of Gun Ownership in America: 1973 to 2018

Using data from the General Social Survey (GSS) of the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, this report details the long-term decrease in household and personal gun ownership in the United States from 1973 to 2018 (the most recent year for which GSS data is available). More>>

As COVID-19 Fears Increase Gun Sales, New VPC Study Reveals How Rarely Guns are Used in Self Defense

For every time a gun is used to justifiably kill a criminal, guns claim 35 lives in criminal homicides alone according to Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use, a just-released study from the VPC. This most recent edition of the VPC study comes amidst reports of increased gun sales due to COVID-19 fears. 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>>