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Measuring Gun Violence Across the 50 States

This interactive map shows a state-by-state survey of 10 measures of gun violence drawn from FBI, ATF, and CDC data. The measures are aggregated to show that states with weak gun laws have higher rates of gun violence, and states with stronger gun laws have lower rates of gun violence.

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What the Public Really Thinks About Guns

There is clear consensus around a variety of common-sense gun laws, as well as consensus around what limits are unacceptable. Congress is fighting over questions that are simply not controversial.

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Infographic: Fixing Gun Background Checks

Only federally licensed gun dealers currently have to perform background checks on purchasers of firearms. A law instituting universal background checks would help further prevent gun violence.

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Constitutionality of Proposed Firearms Legislation

The firearm regulation measures endorsed by President Obama and proposed by Congress are safely within constitutional confines and reflect the sort of reasonable regulation that the Supreme Court has already endorsed in previous cases.

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Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation

Through better background checks; taking military-grade weapons off the streets and out of criminals’ hands; and improved data, coordination, and enforcement, we can reduce the gun violence that plagues our communities, our children, and our families.

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The Economic Benefits of Reducing Violent Crime

Robert J. Shapiro and Kevin A. Hassett examine and analyze the costs of violent crimes in eight major American cities, and estimate the savings and other benefits that would accompany significant reductions in those crimes.

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