The Biden Administration recently announced additional actions to reduce gun crime and make communities safer. These new actions are meant to build on the five-part, comprehensive strategy announced last June meant to tackle the persistent spike in gun crimes due to the pandemic.
This is good news because research from Everytown for Gun Safety shows that fewer people die by gun violence in states with strong gun safety laws. They have released their updated research comparing gun policy across the country, scoring every state on the strength of its gun laws and comparing it with its rate of gun violence. Find your state’s rank by clicking here.
However, there is a new wave of especially dangerous “permitless carry” gun bills being passed across the country. Permitless carry laws allow people to carry concealed handguns in public without a permit, without training, and without a background check. Responsible gun owners, law enforcement, and the majority of Americans all oppose permitless carry.
We must continue to advocate for common sense gun safety laws in order to create a more peaceful society.