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More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds

More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data. In 2013, South Carolina had the highest rate of women murdered by men, followed by Alaska, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Nevada. More>>


VPC Statement on Mass Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon

On Thursday, October 1, 2015, a shooter opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Multiple fatalities and injuries have been reported. In response to the shooting, VPC Executive Director Josh Sugarmann issued the following statement. More>>

Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, Study Finds

Private citizens rarely use guns to kill criminals or stop crimes, a new study from the Violence Policy Center finds. The study, Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use, shows that private citizens are far more likely to use guns to harm others or themselves than to use them to kill in self-defense. More>>