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Educational Fund Statement on National Public Health Week

April 3, 2017

“The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence is proud to participate in National Public Health Week. With more than 36,000 gun deaths in 2015 -- the highest number in nearly two decades -- it is clear that gun violence is a major public health crisis."



Ed Fund Statement: Lifting Gun Violence Research Ban is a Necessary Step

March 9, 2017

“We are committed to listening to research and crafting life-saving policies based on what data tells us about risk factors for violence. We are pleased to hear that Representative Murphy and others are also committed to this common-sense, data-driven approach.”



January Background Checks Down 25 Percent from Previous Year

February 3, 2017

Fewer than 980,000 NICS checks performed last month compared to 1.3 million the previous January.



Enough Speculation: NICS Background Check Numbers Released

January 4, 2017

The number of NICS checks completed in a given month (not counting checks and rechecks for concealed carry permits) can be a good indicator of broad trends in gun sales; however, as noted by the FBI, these statistics only represent background checks, not firearms actually sold. In other words, there is not a one-to-one ratio for background checks to gun sales.