GUN LAWS SAVE LIVES

The research is clear: gun laws work. The nation’s courts agree: gun laws are fully compatible with the Second Amendment. And the American people have spoken: our weak gun safety laws are killing nearly 40,000 Americans every year. Something must change. 

For over 25 years, Giffords Law Center has been at the forefront of the fight for justice and legislative reform. And we won’t stop until we’ve put an end to this epidemic once and for all.

GUN VIOLENCE IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS—SOLUTIONS EXIST, BUT WE NEED LEADERS WITH THE COURAGE TO ACT.

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SPOTLIGHT

GUN LAW SCORECARD

The data is clear: states with stronger gun laws have less gun violence. See how your state compares in our annual ranking.

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Educating & Informing the Public

We combine deep expertise with tenacity and fierce dedication to lasting systemic change. We arm advocates, legislators, and the media with the tools they need to understand the facts about this crisis and the solutions that will solve it. The resources we make available to the public are intended to help others stand with us in this fight. 

Find out how you can help Giffords Law Center build a safer America.
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LITIGATION

THE COURTS

Explore our work defending lifesaving gun laws in the courts and fighting to debunk the gun lobby’s dangerous arguments about the Second Amendment.

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Gun Safety Laws in the States

In the wake of federal inaction, a number of states have taken up the mantle of gun safety. Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012, 45 states have enacted more than 350 gun safety laws. 

Giffords Law Center helped draft and defend many of these laws, which research has demonstrated make residents safer from gun violence. But this inconsistent patchwork of state gun laws leads to guns being trafficked from states with weak laws to those with strong laws, putting all Americans at risk. 

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MODEL LAWS

Our attorneys have crafted model laws to serve as the foundation for state or local lawmakers to draft legislation to fit the needs of their communities. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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MAKE A GIFT

Every day, the experts at Giffords Law Center work tirelessly to craft, enact, and defend the gun safety policies and programs that save lives. A safer America is within reach, but we need your courage and commitment to get there.

JOIN THE FIGHT

Nearly 40,000 Americans lose their lives to gun violence every year. Giffords Law Center is leading the fight to save lives by championing gun safety policies and holding the gun lobby accountable. Will you join us?