Nearly Eleven Murder-Suicides Occur Across America Each Week, Claiming More Than 1,200 Lives Annually, New 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 new study by the VPC. The study’s release comes as concerns grow across the nation about the possibility of murder-suicides related to COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders. More>>

Nearly Nearly 2,000 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Violence Policy Center Study Finds

Nearly 2,000 women were murdered by men in 2018 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the most recent edition of the annual VPC study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2018 Homicide Data. Each year the VPC releases this report in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. More>>

Learn more about the Militarization of the Gun Industry

In response to a shrinking customer base, the firearms industry has made military-style assault weapons the focus of their marketing and sales efforts, while using increasingly militarized rhetoric and images to sell these weapons. More>>