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Concealed Carry Killers
The Glock Pistol: A Favorite of Mass Shooters
On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The 45 caliber Glock pistol allegedly used by Roof stands as a stark example of the gun industry’s marketing of increased lethality. More>>
Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, Study Finds
Private citizens rarely use guns to kill criminals or stop crimes, a new VPC study finds. Private citizens are far more likely to use guns to harm others or themselves than to use them to kill in self-defense. More>>

Guns and Self-Defense Fact Sheet

The new Concealed Carry Killers website provides easily accessed, state-by-state information on mass shootings, murder-suicides, homicides, suicides, unintentional deaths, and the killing of law enforcement personnel by private citizens with permits to carry concealed handguns.


VPC Statement on Mass Shooting in Charleston, South Carolina
On June 17, a man opened fire at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people, in an incident that law enforcement are calling a hate crime. More>>

Fact Sheet on Black Homicide Victimization in South Carolina More>>


Household Gun Ownership Continues Its Steady Decline
Household gun ownership in America is on a steady, long-term decline, according to data from the latest edition of the General Social Survey (GSS). The VPC examines this research in our new report, A Shrinking Minority: The Continuing Decline of Gun Ownership in America. More>>

Mass Shootings in the United States Involving High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines


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