GUN Law scorecard
Each year, our attorneys track and analyze gun legislation in all 50 states and compare each state’s laws to its gun death rate. Time and again, the evidence shows that strong gun laws save lives—but only in the states with the courage to enact them. Is your state doing enough?Learn More
In 2011, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head while meeting with constituents in Tucson, Arizona. In the face of adversity and opposition, she’s inspired millions to fight for a safer America, one free from gun violence.Read More
GIFFORDS LAW CENTER
For over 25 years, Giffords Law Center has been fighting to draft, enact, and defend the laws, policies, and programs proven to save lives from gun violence.
Take a deep dive into every major gun safety policy area, from universal background checks and extreme risk laws to community violence intervention.Read More
States with stronger gun laws have fewer gun deaths. Find gun safety laws in all 50 states, and see how your state stacks up.Read More
Explore our work defending lifesaving gun laws in the courts and fighting to debunk the gun lobby’s dangerous arguments about the Second Amendment.Read More
41,000 AMERICANS DIE FROM GUN VIOLENCE EVERY YEAR
Our country is living through a gun violence crisis of epidemic proportions, with tens of thousands killed every year and many more wounded. Over the course of their lifetimes, every American will know someone who loses their life to gun violence. The human and economic costs of this uniquely American crisis are staggering, as is the weight of trauma and fear inflicted on communities across the country. Ending this epidemic begins with understanding how we got here.Learn More
Firearm access triples suicide risk. Waiting periods and extreme risk protection orders offer people in crisis a second chance.
Violence intervention strategies have reduced shootings up to 70% in the underserved communities where homicides concentrate.
Weak gun laws turn abusive situations deadly—when abusive partners have access to firearms, their victims are five times as likely to be killed.
Three million American children are directly exposed to gun violence each year. Trauma and lockdown drills shouldn’t be a normal part of growing up.
Nearly 1,000 civilians are fatally shot by law enforcement each year. Unarmed Black civilians are five times more likely to be shot.
The US averages one mass shooting per day. Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines make these tragedies even deadlier.
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We’re building a movement of Americans committed to gun safety. Democrats and Republicans, gun owners and non–gun owners alike—we stand united to reject the gun lobby and pass lifesaving gun safety laws.