Malpasso v. Pallozzi: Defending Maryland’s Strong Public Carry Regulations

Case Information: Malpasso v. Pallozzi, No. 18-cv-01064 (D. Md. brief filed June 18, 2018).

At Issue: This case involves a Second Amendment challenge to Maryland’s concealed carry laws, which require applicants for permits to carry loaded, concealed handguns in public to demonstrate a “good and substantial reason” for obtaining a permit. Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit claiming that this good-reason standard violates the Second Amendment—taking the extre...

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Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton Honored at 25th Anniversary Dinner

Last week, over 800 of our supporters gathered in San Francisco for Giffords Law Center’s 25th Anniversary Dinner. It was simply an incredible evening—one that renewed our spirit and resolve and reminded us why we fight each day for a safer America, no matter what we’re up against. We looked back at our organization’s history, paid tribute to the lives lost in the 101 California shooting, and looked forward to the promise of the next generation.

Watch Secretary ClintonR...

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Gould v. O’Leary: Advocating Strong Standards for Concealed Carry Permits

Case InformationGould v. O’Leary, No. 17-2202 (1st Cir. brief filed June 13, 2018).

At Issue: This case involves a Second Amendment challenge to Massachusetts’ concealed carry regulations and the permitting standards implemented by law enforcement agencies in Boston and Brookline. The challenged policies require applicants to demonstrate a “proper purpose” to carry concealed guns in public in order to receive an un...

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NEW REPORT: Unlocking a Safer Future: How Incentives for Gun Safety Technology Can Stop Shootings

Every year, 125,000 Americans are victims of gun violence. At least 4.6 million kids in the United States live in homes where firearms are kept unlocked and loaded. Too often, poorly secured guns lead to unintentional deaths, teen suicides, homicides with stolen guns, and even mass shootings. Yet despite the gravity of America’s gun violence epidemic, technological innovation has largely focused on making guns more lethal, not safer.

In our new report, Unlocking a Safe...

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Gun Violence Increased by 28% in 2016, According to CDC

It’s no secret that the United States faces a devastating epidemic of gun violence that touches every community across the country. Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that gun violence impacts an alarming and increasing number of Americans. In 2016 alone, more than 155,000 people were shot—almost 39,000 fatally. That’s 34,000 more gun violence victims than in 2015, and 40,000 more than in 2014. In fact, this new data shows that America’s gu...

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