|Gun Law Strength (Ranked)||State||Grade||Gun Death Rate (Ranked)||Gun Death Rate (per 100K)|
The correlation is undeniable: states with stronger gun laws have lower gun death rates. Simply put, gun laws save lives. But strong laws can’t fully protect a state if its neighbors haven’t done their part. Gun trafficking from states with weak gun laws undermines protections that work to prevent shootings and plays a major role in fueling violence in states with strong laws.
Until every state in the union steps up to support gun safety laws, America will continue to have one of the highest gun death rates in the world.Read More
Over the last decade, gun violence has jumped 22% across the country—driven by steady increases in gun suicides and a precipitous rise in gun homicides during the pandemic. States with the weakest gun laws have been hit hardest by rising violence: from 2011 to 2020, gun death rates rose by a staggering 37% in F states. A states saw a smaller increase over this period, one roughly half the size of F states.Read More
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