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Gun Violence Prevention Topics

Background Checks and Gun Trafficking
State and Federal Firearms Data
Mental Health and Firearms
Firearm Suicide
Domestic Violence and Firearms
Public Opinion Polling
State and Federal Policies
Gun Ownership and Household Exposure
Risk Factors for Dangerous Gun Use

By the Numbers

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    Gun suicides account for more than half of the nation’s gun deaths.

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    92% of Americans support a measure requiring background checks on all potential gun buyers.

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    56% of Americans support a measure banning military-style assault weapons.

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  • 100,000

    More than 100,000 Americans injured or killed by guns every year.

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    An estimated 22% of gun transfers occur without a background check, so we need policies that are more effective.

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  • 5

    Every day, five women are killed with a gun, most often by a current or former intimate partner.

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Explore our Database of Gun Violence Prevention Resources

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Gun Violence Prevention Myths and Facts About Gun Violence in America

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Gun Violence Prevention Mental Illness and Guns

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Gun Violence Prevention Domestic Disputes and Guns: A Deadly Combination

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Gun Violence Prevention Using Data To Change Gun Policy

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Suicide Prevention – Restricting Access To Lethal Means

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Gun Violence Prevention Background Checks

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Firearms, Alcohol & Crime

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​Firearm Acquisitions without Background Checks

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