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.

Law Center and ARS Release Commonsense Solutions Toolkit on Protecting Kids from Unintended Shootings

Law Center and ARS Release Commonsense Solutions Toolkit on Protecting Kids from Unintended Shootings

We know the fight to end gun violence cannot be won alone—which is why we’ve spent the last ...READ MORE

Statistics on the Dangers of Gun Use for Self-Defense

Statistics on the Dangers of Gun Use for Self-Defense

Guns kept in the home are more likely to be involved in a fatal or nonfatal unintentional shooting, ...READ MORE

Statistics on the Costs of Gun Violence

Statistics on the Costs of Gun Violence

Researchers conservatively estimate that gun violence costs the American economy at least $229 b...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.

Law Center and ARS Release Commonsense Solutions Toolkit on Protecting Kids from Unintended Shootings

Law Center and ARS Release Commonsense Solutions Toolkit on Protecting Kids from Unintended Shootings

We know the fight to end gun violence cannot be won alone—which is why we’ve spent the last ...READ MORE

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

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