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Guns: The Weapons of Choice When Men Murder Women

Guns: The Weapons of Choice When Men Murder Women

Guns were the weapons most commonly used by men to murder women in the U.S., according to a new study, When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data, by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). This annual VPC... Read More
VPC Report Shows How the Gun Industry Targets Children

VPC Report Shows How the Gun Industry Targets Children

Since household gun ownership has steadily declined and the primary gun market of white males continues to age, the firearms industry has set its sights on America’s children, according to a new report by the Violence Policy Center... Read More
New York's Gun Death Rate Declines: Strong Gun Laws Work

New York’s Gun Death Rate Declines: Strong Gun Laws Work

New York State’s gun death rate dipped to 4.99 per 100,000, according to a recent report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) that analyzed 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for... Read More
The Marketing of Military-Style Assault Weapons

The Marketing of Military-Style Assault Weapons

A new report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) reveals the disturbing details of how one gun manufacturer markets military-style assault weapons. Freedom Group–the manufacturer of weapons such as the Bushmaster assault rifle with a 30-round magazine used by Adam Lanza in the... 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