Educating lawmakers and the public on the scope of the gun violence epidemic, the ins and outs of existing gun laws, and the proven solutions to this uniquely American crisis is critical to Giffords Law Center’s mission to save lives.

Our legal experts track and analyze every piece of gun legislation presented in every state, every year, and have unmatched insight into what works, what doesn’t, and what’s trending among both gun violence prevention advocates and the gun-industry backed lobbyists seeking to profit at the expense of public safety.

While more comprehensive resources can be found on our policy pages and in our extensive collection of reports, toolkits, and publications, our attorneys have distilled critical information about America’s firearms laws and the most effective solutions to gun violence into a suite of printer-friendly factsheets.

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General Information

Facts about Gun Violence
Federal Gun Laws 101
The Supreme Court & the 2nd Amendment
Gun Violence Research
State of Gun Violence 50-State Factsheets

Access to Firearms

Guns & Domestic Violence
Confronting the Inevitability Myth

The Truth About Guns & Suicide

Veterans and Gun Suicide
Disarming Hate

Background Checks

Background Checks FactsheetThe Background Check Loophole
Licensing FactsheetLicensing of Gun Owners
NICS one-pagerNICS & Public Safety

Guns in Public

Shootings, Cities, and the SummerShootings, Cities, and the Summer
Mandated Concealed Carry
Permitless Concealed Carry
Stand Your Ground Laws

Extreme Risk Protection Orders

About ERPO
Extreme Risk Laws at Work
ERPO Overview
ERPO FAQERPO FAQ
ERPO MessagingERPO: Empowering Families

Hardware & Technology

Assault Weapons
Large Capacity Magazines
Securing a Safer Future
The Dangers of Silencers

Kids & Guns

Children & Guns in America
Protecting the Next Generation
Child Access Prevention
Guns in Schools

Sales & Trafficking

Fixing the Default Proceed Flaw
Reducing Gun Trafficking

Community Violence

The Story of Oakland
Proven Solutions to Urban Gun Violence
Investing in Intervention