Gun Industry Targets Asian Americans as First-Time Gun Owners and Future Pro-Gun Advocates, New Violence Policy Center Study Reveals

Exploiting the increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, the gun industry is targeting the Asian American community as potential new gun buyers and future pro-gun advocates, according to a new study from the VPC. More>>

States with Lower Gun Ownership and Stronger Gun Laws Have Lowest Suicide Rates

States with lower rates of gun ownership and stronger gun violence prevention laws have the lowest overall suicide rates in the nation according to a new VPC analysis released for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month of 2019 federal data (the most recent year available). Conversely, states with the highest suicide rates have higher gun ownership rates and weaker gun violence prevention laws. More>>

Nearly 70,000 Hispanics Have Died by Gunfire in U.S. Since 1999, Nearly Two-Thirds of the Deaths are Homicides, Study Finds

Nearly 70,000 Hispanics were killed with guns in the United States from 1999 through 2019, an average of more than 3,300 gun deaths per year, according to a new VPC study. In 2019, 74 percent of Hispanic homicide victims died by gunfire. Looking at type of firearm, 66 percent of Hispanic gun homicide victims were killed with a handgun — the highest percentage of any racial/ethnic group in the United States. More>>