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Presenting Facts and Solutions
Our reports offer brief overviews that frame the issue and provide solutions that can be implemented across various sectors. Perfect for legislators, the media, and anyone looking to understand the problem of gun violence.
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How Brady Background Checks Became Law

The Birth of the Modern Gun Background Check System

Beyond Bullet Wounds: Guns in the Hands of Domestic Abusers

About every 16 hours, a woman is shot and killed by a former or current partner.

The Truth About Suicide and Guns

Suicide in America will continue to worsen as long as people in crisis continue to have easy access to highly lethal means like firearms.

Shooting Costs: GOP Healthcare Plan Would Shift Costs to Taxpayers and Gun Violence Victims

The cost of initial hospitalizations alone for victims of gunshots is more than $700 million annually.

Crime Guns in Impacted Communities

Gun violence is a uniquely American problem, but it does not impact all Americans equally. In particular, gun homicide has a disparate impact on African American communities.

ATF: Working for the American people, or the gun industry

After Court Fight, Brady Center Obtains Secret Documents Revealing Undue Influence of Gun Lobby, Disregard for Public Safety Mission at Agency That Regulates Firearms

Gun Violence Through a Human Rights Lens

The disproportionate impact of gun violence on communities of color in the U.S. has been raised as a human rights issue by both the UN Human Rights Committee and by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Rogue Sheriffs in New Mexico

Brady report shows pervasive influence of gun lobby throughout New Mexico law enforcement

The Second Amendment and Public Safety after Heller

For two hundred years, almost all judges in America agreed that the Second Amendment was intended, as the Framers stated in its text, to protect the “well-regulated militia” that the Framers saw as “necessary to a free state” and nothing more.

Effects of Gun Violence

The Mental Health Impact of Mass Shootings

For survivors of mass shootings, the daunting mental and physical tolls do not stop when the shooting does. Survivors often fight a constant uphill battle to overcome a variety of mental and physical health impacts.