This interactive map shows how each state ranks in terms of overall levels of gun violence.
While many factors influence rates of gun violence in a state, the link between weak gun laws and higher rates of gun violence cannot be ignored.
Anti-government extremism, tensions over control of public lands, and easy access to guns collide in Nevada, with devastating consequences.
For political leaders to find the humanity and will to do the right thing, Americans must recognize that gun violence is an issue that affects everyone.
While Pennsylvania has instituted important measures to prevent gun violence, more can be done to strengthen its laws and reduce gun-related crimes.
For two decades, public health research on gun violence has been stifled by a restrictive law and lack of funding.
State executives have many options for adopting policies and programs to address gun violence in their state that do not require legislative action.
With the ever-present threat of lone-wolf and homegrown terrorists perpetrating attacks on American soil, it is important to close the terror gap in order to prevent known terror suspects from easily purchasing guns.
A number of aspects of gun violence and gun-related crime in Virginia are exceptional or above the national average, and there is much state leaders could do to strengthen the state’s laws and prevent gun deaths.
While the United States has some federal laws designed to prevent gun violence, these laws have significant gaps that allow dangerous people to have easy access to guns.