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Concealed Carry Killers
Violence Policy Center Statement on Lafayette, LA Movie Theater Shooting
Following yesterday’s shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater reportedly with a 40 caliber handgun that left two dead and nine injured before the shooter killed himself, 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 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
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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.


 

Violence Policy Center Statement on Chattanooga Shooting
Following today’s shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee which left four U.S. Marines dead, Violence Policy Center (VPC) Executive Director Josh Sugarmann issued the following statement. More>>

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