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Concealed Handguns in Public Places Make Us Less Safe, Latest VPC Research Shows

The latest research from the VPC confirms that state laws allowing concealed handguns in public are putting our safety at risk. Concealed handgun permit holders are responsible for at least 885 deaths not involving self defense since 2007, including 29 mass shootings that killed 139 people, VPC research shows. More>>

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More than 50,000 Hispanics Killed With Guns in U.S. Since 1999, Study Finds

More than 50,000 Hispanics were killed with guns in the United States from 1999 through 2014, with an average of more than 3,100 gun deaths per year, according to a new study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). More>>

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VPC Statement on California Banning Bullet-Button Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines

July 1, 2016—Today California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a series of gun violence prevention initiatives, including a ban on bullet-button assault weapons. The VPC was the first to identify the threat posed by bullet-button assault weapons in 2012 in its study Bullet Buttons: The Gun Industry’s Attack on California’s Assault Weapons Ban. More>>