The four states that require a federal background check to buy a firearm have all seen declines in gun deaths in recent years, according to a new analysis of data from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
The Brady Center analysis also finds that states that have enacted or are considering passing new gun laws have seen an increase in firearm deaths since 2014.
Read more: https://usat.ly/1jbK2rN The states in the analysis are: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.
The Brady Center’s analysis also found that states have seen a decrease in firearm suicides, unintentional injuries, murders and nonfatal gun-related deaths, and that more states have adopted or are reconsidering gun laws that were already on the books before the 2016 election.
“We don’t think that the states that enacted new gun regulations after the 2016 presidential election have experienced a significant decrease in gun- related deaths, but the Brady center has seen an uptick in gun related deaths,” said Michael O’Keefe, director of research at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Guns.
The report, which was released Wednesday, is based on data from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
The data includes data on the number of gun sales per capita, number of firearm suicides and unintentional injuries per 100,000 people and number of murders per 100-year average.
It also provides data on guns used in crimes and homicides, including those committed with a firearm.
A 2015 study by the Brady Foundation found that only five states in 2014 had a rate of gun suicides at all, while 22 states had rates of unintentional injuries and 14 states had a national rate of murders.
States that passed new gun safety laws after the election also experienced decreases in gun homicide rates.
The gun violence report finds that in the four states in which gun sales are prohibited, the Brady campaign reported an overall decrease in deaths related to firearm suicides.
It says states with bans have seen their firearm homicide rate decrease by 0.9% in 2015, but this rate has declined in the states with no gun bans since 2014 and has declined by 1.3% in the remaining states that ban firearm sales.
The national gun death rate decreased by 10.4% from 2015 to 2016, according the Brady report, but states that did not ban firearms saw their rates of firearm homicides increase by 13.2%.
States that did ban guns saw their rate of firearm deaths decrease by 8.5%, from 1,845 to 1,721.
States with no bans saw their firearm deaths decline by 8%, from 942 to 792.
Gun-related homicides declined by 16.6% from 2014 to 2015, and the Brady study says that states with a gun ban saw their gun homicides increase 13.9%.
A 2015 report by the National Law Center on Violence and Poverty said that the overall rate of unintentional firearm deaths fell by 9.3%.
A 2013 study by University of Chicago researchers found that state gun bans in 2016 and 2017 had an impact on unintentional firearm fatalities by increasing the likelihood that people who have been victims of gun violence would be killed by other people.
“The findings of this analysis suggest that states considering gun bans and considering restricting firearm ownership are taking the steps necessary to reduce gun- violence,” said Jennifer Richer, executive director of the National Institute of Justice.