Dangerous Gun Laws Increase Violent Crime: A State-By-State Analysis

As Republican elected officials and candidates continue to make false claims about Democrats’ record on crime and public safety, the Center for American Progress Action Fund is setting the record straight about the true cause of increases in violent crime: access to guns. This series of fact sheets shows how increases in crime are directly linked to dangerous gun laws passed by Republicans.

In this series

Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Wisconsin
People join a rally in Janesville, Wisconsin, to show support for students who finished the last leg of a 50-mile journey calling attention to gun violence.
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of MAGA Republican laws has prevented an even more severe rise in gun violence.

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Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Arizona
An AR-15-style rifle is displayed on signage for an Arizona gun store.
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Dangerous Gun Laws in Arizona

Since the Tucson mass shooting, Arizona Republicans have passed more than a dozen dangerous gun laws; now, Arizonans are paying with their lives.

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