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Gun deaths by state: The chart

Gun deaths by state: The chart

The conclusion of a recent report by the Violence Policy Center came as no surprise: States with strong gun violence prevention laws and low rates of gun ownership have the lowest gun death rates in the nation. Conversely, states with lax laws... Read More
Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

The New York Times reports today that child firearm deaths from accidental shootings are an even greater problem than reports indicate. Due to the “idiosyncrasies in how such deaths are classified by the authorities,” those deaths... Read More
Motor Vehicle Deaths Drop, But Gun Deaths Keep Rising

Motor Vehicle Deaths Drop, But Gun Deaths Keep Rising

In the U.S. over the past decade, improved safety standards have dramatically reduced traffic fatalities–but with little firearm regulation, gun deaths have increased, according to an analysis by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). Nationally, between 1999 and... Read More