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Concealed Carry Killers
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.
South Carolina Paper Wins Pulitzer for Series Spurred by VPC’s When Men Murder Women
On April 20, the Post and Courier won a Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s 2014 series on domestic violence, “Till Death Do Us Part.” The rankings contained in the VPC’s annual report When Men Murder Women spurred the investigative series. More>>

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.


Website Documents Recent Murders, Suicides by Concealed Carry Permit Holders
Individuals with permits to carry concealed handguns in public are responsible for at least 743 non-self defense deaths since 2007, a number that likely represents a fraction of the actual total.


States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2013 Confirms
Newly available data for 2013 reveals that states with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership have the highest overall gun death rates in the nation. More>>

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


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