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Concealed Carry Killers
More than 47,000 Hispanics Killed With Guns Over 15 Years in U.S., Study Finds
More than 47,000 Hispanics were killed with guns in the United States from 1999 through 2013, with an average of more than 3,000 gun deaths per year, according to a new study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). 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.


New WOLA/VPC Report Shows How U.S. Traffickers Funnel Foreign-Made Guns to Drug Cartels in Mexico
A new report raises major questions about the number of firearms imported to the U.S. only to end up in the hands of Mexican criminal organizations. According to a joint report released today by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Violence Policy Center, semiautomatic assault rifles imported to the U.S. account for significant portions of the arsenals of Mexico’s drug cartels. More>>

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


VPC Research Documents 568 Fatal Non-Self Defense Incidents Involving Concealed Carry Killers Since 2007
Research by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) has found that individuals with permits to carry concealed handguns in public are responsible for at least 568 fatal non-self defense incidents since 2007, a number that likely represents a fraction of the actual total. More>>


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