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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."
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.”
February 3, 2017
Fewer than 980,000 NICS checks performed last month compared to 1.3 million the previous January.
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.