GUN LAWS SAVE LIVES
For 30 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.
BY THE NUMBERS
Based on three most recent years of complete data (2013, 2014, and 2016). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, last accessed June 25, 2020, hcupnet.ahrq.gov.
BLACK AMERICANS ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF GUN HOMICIDE
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2020 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released in 2021. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2020, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html on Mar 17, 2022. Calculations were based on five years of the most recently available data: 2016 to 2020
GUN LAW SCORECARD
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Gun Safety Laws in the States
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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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.
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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?