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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 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.
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.
September 13, 2016
On September 7, 2016, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund), in partnership with the Texas Gun Sense, convened a forum at the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas to discuss gun violence prevention policies. More than 50 individuals from various fields — including mental health, domestic violence prevention, law enforcement, and public policy attended.