Shootings Focus Public Attention on the Community Trauma that Results from Gun Violence

Following the recent series of mass shootings and extreme gun violence in Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton, Brooklyn, and Chicago, increased attention is being focused on the community trauma that results from such attacks and its long-term negative impacts. These effects are detailed in the VPC study The Relationship Between Community Violence and Trauma: How Violence Affects Learning, Health, and Behavior. 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 more than 38,000 lives in 2017. Here are five things you can do right now to help stop gun death and injury. More>>