Many Newly Purchased Guns Have Design Flaws and Manufacturing Defects

As gun sales have increased, few new gun buyers are aware that the firearm they’ve purchased may be dangerously defective or lack proven safety features. The VPC study Misfire details the prevalence of defective guns sold in the United States and describes the failure of government oversight in addressing this longstanding public safety issue. More>>

Mass Shootings in the United States Involving Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines

Large capacity ammunition magazines are the common thread running through most mass shootings in the United States. Since 1980, there have been at least 83 mass shootings where the shooter used large capacity ammunition magazines. A total of 782 people were killed in these shootings, and 1,154 were wounded. More>>

Nearly Eleven Murder-Suicides Occur Across America Each Week, Claiming More Than 1,200 Lives Annually, VPC Study Finds

More than 1,200 people died in murder-suicides in America in 2019 and 89 percent of the killers used a gun, according to a comprehensive study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). More>>