States with Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Suicide

States with higher rates of gun ownership and weak gun violence prevention laws have the highest overall suicide rates in the nation, while states with lower gun ownership rates and strong gun laws have the lowest suicide rates, according to a VPC analysis of 2017 data (the most recent year available) from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. More>>

Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, New Violence Policy Center Study Confirms

Guns are rarely used to kill criminals or stop crimes according to Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use, a new analysis from the VPC. The study analyzes 2016 data from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s Supplementary Homicide Report and includes survey data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). More>>

Five Things You Can Do Now to Stop Gun Violence

Don’t let the National Rifle Association and the firearms industry continue to hold America hostage to gun violence. Guns claimed nearly 40,000 lives in 2017. Here are five things you can do right now to help stop gun death and injury. More>>