To date, five U.S. appeals courts have issued rulings on concealed carry cases. Here’s a look at each one.
Abbie VanSickle is a reporter for Reveal, covering guns and legal issues. She started her journalism career at Florida's St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times), where she covered crime and breaking news for four years. VanSickle also has worked as a lawyer, practicing as a public defender in Seattle and as a human rights lawyer in China. She received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law and her journalism degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She was a Henry Luce scholar in Cambodia, where she worked on behalf of genocide survivors at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. VanSickle is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
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UC Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring, who has written an article on law enforcement officers’ killings of civilians, calls the lack of reliable statistics a scandal and is advocating for a national database of such deaths.
Data show that law enforcement deaths did rise from 2013 to 2014, but a closer analysis shows that 2013 may have been the aberration, with an unusually low number of police deaths.
Americans are nearly twice as likely to die from suicide by firearm as they are to be killed by someone else with a firearm.
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