Violence Policy Center Backgrounder on Sig Sauer MCX Assault Rifle Used in the Orlando Mass Shooting

The VPC today released a new 13- page report on the Sig Sauer MCX assault rifle used in the mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday. The report contains images and text regarding the weapon from 2015 and 2016 Sig Sauer catalogs, quotes from reviews of the rifle, as well as a primer detailing the origins of semiautomatic assault weapons and the characteristics that distinguish the MCX and similar firearms from sporting firearms. More>>


Violence Policy Center Resources for Orlando Shooting

Resource page for VPC materials related to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 dead and 53 wounded. More>>







New Data Shows One in Five Law Enforcement Officers Slain in the Line of Duty Felled by an Assault Weapon

As National Police Week begins in Washington, DC, the VPC today released new research showing that in 2014, the most recent year for which information is available, one in five law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty were killed with an assault weapon.  In addition, in half of the assault weapon incidents, a bullet penetrated the officer’s body armor. More>>