5 Gun Lobby Myths About School Shootings, Debunked

On February 14, 2018, survivors of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, emerged from bullet-ridden classrooms and reignited a national conversation about gun violence. But as these students demanded laws that would protect them, the gun lobby propagated dangerous myths about school shootings.

These myths were reinforced in a December 2018 report on school safety released by the Trump administration. This report glosses over gun safety laws and instead proposes a number...

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RELEASE: Giffords Applauds Introduction of the Keep Americans Safe Act

February 12, 2019 — Today Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, commended Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) for introducing the Keep Americans Safe Act. This legislation regulates ammunition magazines that accept more than 10 rounds and prohibits their future manufacture for civilian use. Magazines manufactured for law enforcement use after the bill’s enactme...

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Giffords Law Center Releases New Analysis Debunking Dangerous Myths Peddled by the Gun Lobby About School Shootings

New report disproves five key myths reinforced in a 2018 report on school safety released by the Trump administration

February 12, 2019 — Today, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence released a new report debunking dangerous myths peddled by the gun lobby about school shootings. The horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, sparked students and Americans across the country to demand accountability and action in addressing the country’s gun vi...

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Giffords Commends Reps. Torres and Engel for Introducing Legislation to Maintain Oversight of Firearm Exports

February 8, 2019 — Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, applauded Representative Norma Torres (D-CA) and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) for introducing the Prevent Crime and Terrorism Act to maintain the State Department’s regulatory authority over firearm exports. The bill responds to a Trump Administration proposal to deregulate firearm exports by moving oversight on the sale of fire...

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50-State Analysis Shows Lower Rate of Gun Deaths in States with Strong Gun Laws

Giffords Law Center’s Annual Gun Law Scorecard grades and ranks all 50 states on their gun laws; 22 states receive an F.

February 8, 2019Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence released the latest edition of its Annual Gun Law Scorecard, which grades and ranks each state on the strength of its gun laws. This comprehensive, 50-state analysis clearly shows fewer people die from gun violence in states with strong gun laws. In response to rising ...

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6 Must-See Moments from the Historic House Hearing on Gun Violence

Twelve years ago, I testified before the House Judiciary Committee on gun violence prevention, detailing how we could address a crisis killing Americans everyday.

As we all know, Congress has made little to no significant progress and more than 390,000 people have died from gun violence since.

On Wednesday, February 6, I spoke before members of Congress urging them to take action on commonsense legislation to gun violence—starting with universal background ch...

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Giffords Law Center Leads Vermont Roundtable with Local Leaders to Detail How the State Can Reduce the Number of Gun Suicides  

Giffords, Vermont Medical Society, American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, and GunSense Vermont join together to focus on making progress in preventing suicides

Strong gun safety laws, like waiting periods, will be critical to saving more lives in Vermont

February 6, 2018 — Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain M...

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Executive Director of Giffords Law Center Testifies in First House Gun Violence Prevention Hearing in Over a Decade, Urging Swift Action on Bipartisan Background Checks Bill to Save Lives    

Robyn Thomas, executive director of Giffords Law Center, detailed how passing universal background checks is critical first step in addressing the gun violence crisis that killed 40,000 Americans in 2017

Thomas spoke at last House of Representatives hearing in 2007 where a gun violence prevention bill was considered and eventually approved by Congress

February 6, 2019 — Earlier today, Robyn Thomas, Execut...

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The State of Gun Violence in 5 Charts

President Trump will tell you that he’s doing everything in his power to protect Americans. But in his State of the Union address, there’s one major public safety threat he’s likely to ignore.

Trump will discuss a so-called crisis at the border, and he might cast blame for a 35-day government shutdown of his own creation. But one thing he probably won’t mention is that 100 Americans are dying each day from a preventable epidemic.

It’s unlikely that Trump will tell you about the seve...

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Meet 15 Gun Violence Survivors, Advocates Attending Tonight’s State of the Union Address

President Trump will likely ignore America’s gun violence crisis during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5. But gun violence survivors and gun safety advocates will be in the House Chamber to remind the nation of their loved ones and to remind us how urgent and personal this issue is.

Members of Congress are sending a message to the president—and to the country—that gun safety is at the top of their priority list.

Meet the gun violence surv...

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