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Report: Concealed Carry Literature Review

Report: Concealed Carry Literature Review

A naïve count analysis of academic studies from 1995-2018 indicates an evenly split literature on whether RTC Laws reduce, increase, or have no effect on crime. FocuGVPedia-Concealed-Carry-Literature-Review-1 GVPedia Concealed Carry Literature Reviewsing on modern...

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Fact Sheet: Stand Your Ground Laws

Fact Sheet: Stand Your Ground Laws

A majority of states now have some form of Stand Your Ground Law The most consistent finding of academic studies is that Stand Your Ground laws increase homicides The overwhelming majority of academic studies find no deterrence effect on crime. Stand Your Ground laws...

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Fact Sheet: Guns and Women

Fact Sheet: Guns and Women

In the United States in 2016, 5,664 female firearm deaths were recorded – 3,291 suicides and 2,202 homicides. (The remainder were undetermined, unintentional, or legal intervention.) Access to firearms increases the risk of being a homicide victim more for women than...

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Fact Sheet: Gun Ownership and Homicide

Fact Sheet: Gun Ownership and Homicide

There were 14,415 firearm homicides in the US in 2016 Firearms make violent crime more lethal The US has significantly higher rates of homicide than other developed nations High gun ownership states have significantly higher firearm and overall homicide rates The...

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Fact Sheet: Gun Laws and Suicide

Fact Sheet: Gun Laws and Suicide

Aside from buybacks and laws that directly reduce gun ownership, firearm laws can only have an effect on the suicide rate of populations not previously exposed to firearms. Most firearm laws are not passed with reducing suicides as their primary intent, thereby...

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Fact Sheet: Gun Ownership and Suicide

Fact Sheet: Gun Ownership and Suicide

There were 22,938 firearm suicides in the US in 2016 Firearms are the most lethal significant means of suicide with an 82.5% fatality rate, versus a fatality rate of 4% for all suicide attempts. Lethality matters, as approximately 90% of individuals don't attempt...

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