For years the NRA and gun manufacturers have lied to us, and now most Americans mistakenly believe that having a gun makes them safer. The gun lobby’s lies are costing people their lives.
Now we’re setting the record straight.
Check out all our videos to learn how we know guns don’t keep us safe.
Women and Guns
There is no credible evidence that shows women are safer when they have a gun. Most women who are murdered are killed by an intimate partner, and when a woman owns a gun it increases the likelihood of this happening.
Guns and Self Defense
Perhaps the most widespread of the gun lobby’s lies is that guns are useful for protection. Most gun owners say self-defense is their main reason for owning a gun. However, the idea that a good guy with a gun will stop a bad guy with a gun just doesn’t hold up to close examination.
Guns in the Home
Most people who keep guns in their homes believe guns will make them and their families safer. Unfortunately, research shows that the risks of owning guns far outweigh the benefits.