SHOT Show Opens in Nevada, Where Gun Deaths Have Surpassed Motor Vehicle Deaths for Six Years in a Row

The gun industry is holding its annual trade show, the SHOT Show, this week in Nevada, a state where the number of gun deaths has outpaced the number of motor vehicle deaths for at least six years in a row, according to ongoing VPC research.  As the gun industry continues its shift from sporting to military-style weapons, it increasingly uses militarized language and imagery to sell these battlefield-bred firearms to the general public. More>>


VPC Study, Bullet Buttons: The Gun Industry’s Attack on California’s Assault Weapons Ban, Details How Gunmakers Circumvent California’s Assault Weapons Law

In 2012, a VPC study warned of the threat posed by “bullet button” assault weapons.  According to reports, the attackers in the San Bernardino, California shooting used assault rifles equipped with “bullet buttons,” a minor design feature that, because of a definitional loophole, allows gunmakers to circumvent the state’s assault weapons ban. More>>




More than 800 Deaths At the Hands of Concealed Carry Killers Since 2007, VPC Research Shows

Concealed handgun permit holders are responsible for at least 849 deaths not involving self defense since 2007, including 29 mass shootings that killed 139 people, ongoing research from the VPC finds. Since there is no comprehensive recordkeeping of fatal incidents perpetrated by concealed carry permit holders, this tally most likely represents a small fraction of the actual total. More>>