Do gun laws work?

Many types of gun laws are effective at reducing gun deaths and injuries, keeping guns away from criminals and other prohibited people, and fighting illegal gun trafficking. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence tracks important studies proving that smart laws can and do work to prevent gun violence. Our publications offer in-depth analysis of significant trends in firearms laws and policies nationwide.

Dangerous Constitutional Amendment Allows Convicted Felons to Challenge Common Sense Gun Laws

Dangerous Constitutional Amendment Allows Convicted Felons to Challenge Common Sense Gun Laws

This week the Louisiana Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state law prohibiting convicted felons fr...READ MORE

Court Upholds Colorado Laws Banning Large Capacity Magazines and Requiring Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

Court Upholds Colorado Laws Banning Large Capacity Magazines and Requiring Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The U.S. District Court of Colorado ruled on Thursday, June 26th that two Colorado laws recent...READ MORE

Big Second Amendment Victory:  District Court Upholds D.C. Firearms Registration Law

Big Second Amendment Victory: District Court Upholds D.C. Firearms Registration Law

In a lengthy and well-reasoned decision released earlier today, the U.S. District Court for the ...READ MORE

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Gun laws in America are complicated. The Law Center’s publications analyze the intricate and changing world of gun legislation and Second Amendment litigation across the country to clarify the truth about gun laws in America.

2013 State Scorecard: Why Gun Laws Matter

2013 State Scorecard: Why Gun Laws Matter

The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to partner with the Brady Campaign to release ou...READ MORE

Gun Safety & Public Health: Policy Recommendations for a More Secure America

Gun Safety & Public Health: Policy Recommendations for a More Secure America

The National Physicians Alliance has partnered with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence to pr...READ MORE

The California Model: Twenty Years of Putting Safety First

The California Model: Twenty Years of Putting Safety First

The Law Center’s latest publication, The California Model: Twenty Years of Putting Safety First,...READ MORE

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