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Strong Gun Laws Save Lives

We’ve ranked all 50 states on the strength of their gun laws—and compared those rankings with each state’s rate of gun violence. The result is clear: The stronger a state’s gun safety laws, the fewer people die by gun violence. See how your state stacks up.

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The Role of Guns & Armed Extremism in the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Protesters seen all over Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used buttons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police.

Community-Led Services for Survivors

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Invisible Wounds: Gun Violence and Community Trauma among Black Americans

11 min Every 11 minutes, a Black American is shot and wounded.

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Armed Assembly: Guns, Demonstrations, and Political Violence in America

The Impact of Gun Violence on Latinx Communities

4.1k Latinx people die from gun violence in the US each year.

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Misogyny, Extremism, and Gun Violence

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When the Shooting Stops: When the Shooting Stops

90% of gun violence survivors report experiencing trauma from the incident.

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More Than Brawlers: The Proud Boys and Armed Extremism

Pro-Trump protesters, including Proud Boys like Joe Biggs (in gray plaid, center) gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Alternative Dispatch Programs

<4% Fewer than 4 percent of 911 calls are related to violent crime, even in cities with high homicide rates.

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Hurdles to Healing: Fixing Victim Compensation Funds

The Economic Cost of Gun Violence

Unchecked: An Investigation of the Online Firearm Marketplace

1.2 million online firearm ads did not require background checks in 2018

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Stand Your Ground Laws are a License to Kill

Stand Your Ground Laws encourage people to shoot first and ask questions later

Ending Armed Assaults on Democracy

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol

How the Strongest Gun Safety Administration in American History Can Address Gun Violence Through Executive Action

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Firearm Suicide By Congressional District

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A Deadly Year in Cities — And How Policymakers Can Respond

21.8 million guns were sold in 2020

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A More Complete Picture: The Contours of Gun Injury in the United States

Armed and Dangerous: How the Gun Lobby Enshrines Guns as Tools of the Extreme Right

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The Rise of Firearm Suicide among Young Americans

42% is the increase in firearm suicides in young people over the past decade

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The Impact of Active Shooter Drills in Schools

Gun Violence and the Police

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Gun Violence and COVID-19: Colliding Public Health Crises

Update Background Check Laws

22% of Americans report acquiring their most recent gun without a background check

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Download the Demand Action volunteer app to start taking action.

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