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GVPedia explains…Defensive Gun Use

GVPedia explains…Defensive Gun Use

Defensive Gun Use One of the most common myths in the gun violence prevention world is that a “good guy with a gun” can keep us safe from a “bad guy with a gun.” This is simply not true. At GVPedia, we understand how important it is to share the facts regarding...

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. Focus on modern studies (post 2005) with a national scope reveals that a majority find that RTC Laws...

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...

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...

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...

Fact Sheet: The Frequency of Defensive Gun Use

Fact Sheet: The Frequency of Defensive Gun Use

There are 3 major estimates of Defensive Gun Use (DGU) frequency per year: Gary Kleck and private surveys: approximately 2.5 million. National Crime Victimization Survey: approximately 100,000. Gun Violence Archive (based on police and media reports): less than 2,000....

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