Gun Safety

Update by Aimee Mobley Turney (Houston) Gun Safety Issue Chair




2016 Testimony

2015 Testimony

Coalitions and Resources


  • GVPedia is a comprehensive resource providing public access to our Gun Study Database, the largest in existence, and to GVP University, a repository of white papers and fact sheets about gun violence.
  • The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence  (formerly Legal Community Against Violence) is a national law center focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention and the promotion of smart gun laws that save lives. As a nonprofit organization founded by attorneys, we remain dedicated to preventing the loss of lives caused by gun violence through educating the public, free of charge, on America's gun laws and the solutions that will reduce the epidemic of gun violence in this country.
  • Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence  (Ed Fund) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate organization of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV). The organization has engaged in a number of successful public education campaigns over the years aimed at reducing gun death and injury.
  • Moms Demand Action  for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots movement to mobilize moms and families to advocate for stronger gun laws
  • Texas Gun Sense is a nonprofit organization that seeks to reduce gun violence by supporting research-based policy and raising public awareness of common sense solutions.

Data Resources:

2015 Texas Gun Injury Data

2014 Texas Gun Injury Data

2013 Texas Gun Injury Data


Acronyms: What Does That Mean?

  • CHL Concealed Hand Gun License
  • DPS Department of Public Safety


 LWVUS Position on Gun Safety 

Protect the health and safety of citizens through limiting the accessibility and regulating the ownership of handguns and semi-automatic weapons. Support regulation of firearms for consumer safety.

LWV-US Position on Violence

Support violence prevention programs in communities.


Issue Studies and Explanation

At the 1990 Convention the LWV-US took the then rare step of adopting the gun control position by concurrence rather than issue study. LWV-US gun control position.