Violence Policy Center

The Violence Policy Center is a national tax-exempt educational organization working for a safer America through research, investigation, analysis, and advocacy. The VPC provides information to policymakers, journalists, organizations, advocates, and the general public.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
States with Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death
States with higher gun ownership rates and weak gun laws have the highest rates of overall gun death according to a new analysis by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) of just-released 2007 national data (the most recent available) from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
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Newswire article
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Murder Arrests, Murder-Suicide Among New Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Incidents Reported in VPC’s 'Concealed Carry Killers' May Update
Arrests for murder and a murder-suicide are among the new incidents involving concealed handgun permit holders detailed in the May update of Concealed Carry Killers, a Violence Policy Center (VPC) on-line resource ( http://www.vpc.org/ ccwkillers.htm ) that tallies news reports of such killings. Since May 2007, concealed handgun permit holders have killed at least 166 individuals, including nine law enforcement officers.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
National Rifle Association--Embracing Tea Partiers and Anti-Government Rhetoric--Meets in Charlotte, NC
This weekend, Tea Party advocates Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck will be featured speakers at the National Rifle Association's annual convention being held in Charlotte, NC. Palin will be speaking Friday at the "NRA's Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum" while Beck will address the crowd Saturday night at the "NRA's Celebration of American Values Freedom Experience." According to the NRA's website, attendees at both events will be "subject to a magnetometer security check" for weapons.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed at Least 161 Since May 2007, Including 9 Law Enforcement Officers—“Concealed Carry Killers” Web Site April Update
Concealed handgun permit holders have killed at least nine law enforcement officers in addition to 152 private citizens (including 15 shooters who killed themselves after an attack) since May 2007 according to the latest update of Concealed Carry Killers, a Violence Policy Center (VPC) on-line resource that tallies news reports of such killings.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed at Least 161 Since May 2007, Including 9 Law Enforcement Officers—“Concealed Carry Killers” Web Site April Update
Concealed handgun permit holders have killed at least nine law enforcement officers in addition to 152 private citizens (including 15 shooters who killed themselves after an attack) since May 2007 according to the latest update of Concealed Carry Killers, a Violence Policy Center (VPC) on-line resource that tallies news reports of such killings. The web site, located at http://www.vpc.org/ccwkillers. htm , is updated monthly to include new fatal shootings since
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Newswire article
Thursday, April 15, 2010
NRA Once Again Embracing Anti-Government Rhetoric
Fifteen years ago former National Rifle Association (NRA) member Timothy McVeigh--motivated by his fear and hatred of the federal government--bombed the Alfred P.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed 151 Since May 2007, Including 9 Law Enforcement Officers--Concealed Carry Killers March Update
Concealed handgun permit holders have killed at least nine law enforcement officers in addition to 142 private citizens (including 15 shooters who killed themselves after an attack) since May 2007 according to the latest update of Concealed Carry Killers, a Violence Policy Center (VPC) on-line resource that tallies news reports of such killings. The web site, located at http://www.vpc.org/ccwkillers. htm , is updated monthly to include new fatal shootings since May 2007 by concealed handgun permit ho
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Newswire article
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Police Are Involved in More Than One Out of Four Assault Weapons Incidents, Violence Policy Center Study Shows
More than one out of four assault weapons incidents involve police, according to "Target: Law Enforcement-Assault Weapons in the News" ( http://www.vpc.org/studies/ targetle.pdf ) a new study released today by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The study, based on reports in the news of assault weapons incidents over a two-year span, is a snapshot of the effect of America's laissez-faire policy toward these deadly military-style weapons.
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Newswire article
Friday, February 19, 2010
Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed at Least 139 Since May 2007, Including 9 Law Enforcement Officers—“Concealed Carry Killers” Web Site February Update
Concealed handgun permit holders have killed at least nine law enforcement officers in addition to 130 private citizens (including 14 shooters who killed themselves after an attack) since May 2007 according to the latest update of Concealed Carry Killers, a Violence Policy Center (VPC) on-line resource that tallies news reports of such killings. The web site, located at http://www.vpc.org/ccwkillers. htm , is updated monthly to include new fatal shootings since May 2007 by concealed handgun permit holders and
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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Per Capita Rate of Black Homicide Victimization
Pennsylvania leads the nation in the rate of black homicide victimization according to a new analysis of unpublished Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data released today by the Violence Policy Center (VPC).
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