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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.



Speak For Safety: A Historic Campaign to Reduce Gun Violence in California

November 29, 2016

The Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) creates a mechanism for family members and household members to work with law enforcement to temporarily remove guns and prevent the purchase of new guns by individuals who pose a potential risk to themselves or others. Modeled after the success of domestic violence restraining orders that are in place in all 50 states, the GVRO has the potential to stop a crisis situation from occurring.



EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS: AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE LIVES IN WASHINGTON

September 20, 2016

"Extreme Risk Protection Orders: An Opportunity to Save Lives in Washington” is a 2016 report from the Ed Fund that provides information and data regarding extreme risk protection orders (ERPO), including how they work and why they are needed to save lives in Washington State.