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NYC Will ‘Pay the Price’ of National Concealed Carry Law, Warns Vance

If the proposed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCRA) becomes law, violence in New York City would climb to levels not seen since the 1990s, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. warned at a gun policy forum co-sponsored by The Crime Report and City Limits magazine Thursday.

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Urban Gun Homicides Drop With Police Background Checks: Study

Urban states and counties where handgun  gun purchasers are required to submit to background checks by law enforcement before obtaining a license or permit are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides, according to a study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health.

ATF Rarely Suspends Gun Dealer Licenses

Of about 11,000 inspections of licensed firearm dealers in the year starting in October 2016, more than half were cited for violations. Fewer than one percent of all inspections resulted in the loss of a license. A retired inspector said, “We’re not selling ice cream here … if you screw up, somebody can be killed.”

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Arnold Foundation Pledges $20M for Gun Violence Research

“We need data, not politics or emotion, to drive our decisions,” foundation co-chair Laura Arnold said in a statement. The new collaborative hopes to raise another $30m from private donors to produce research that will help policymakers.

Texas Gov Includes Some Gun Measures in School Safety Plan

Less than two weeks after 10 people were killed in a school shooting, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott laid out a wide-ranging school safety plan — including programs for mental health screenings, expanded school protections and a few, narrow measures regulating gun usage. He left the door open to calling lawmakers back into session to take action.