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.

2014 Annual Gun Law State Scorecard

2014 Annual Gun Law State Scorecard

As the second anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary approaches, the Law Center is prou...READ MORE

Commonsense Solutions: State Laws to Expand Background Checks for Unlicensed Gun Sales

Commonsense Solutions: State Laws to Expand Background Checks for Unlicensed Gun Sales

  The single biggest gap in our nation’s gun laws is the lack of a background check requirem...READ MORE

Regulating Guns in America: 2014 Edition

Regulating Guns in America: 2014 Edition

  The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to release the 2014 edition of our seminal p...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.

2014 Annual Gun Law State Scorecard

2014 Annual Gun Law State Scorecard

As the second anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary approaches, the Law Center is prou...READ MORE

Commonsense Solutions: State Laws to Expand Background Checks for Unlicensed Gun Sales

Commonsense Solutions: State Laws to Expand Background Checks for Unlicensed Gun Sales

  The single biggest gap in our nation’s gun laws is the lack of a background check requirem...READ MORE

Regulating Guns in America: 2014 Edition

Regulating Guns in America: 2014 Edition

  The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to release the 2014 edition of our seminal p...READ MORE

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