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>>


New Data Shows One in Five Law Enforcement Officers Slain in the Line of Duty Felled by an Assault Weapon

Violence Policy Center research shows that in 2014, the most recent year for which information is available, one in five law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty were killed with an assault weapon.  More>>


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>>