Unique Resource of
Gun Industry Production Data
VPC Releases Latest Edition
of Firearms Production in America
Washington, DC�The Violence Policy Center (VPC) today released the latest
edition of Firearms Production
in America which details gun production in the United States
from 1975 to 1998. The bi-annual 184-page publication lists every domestic
manufacturer that produced more than 1,000 firearms in any given year
by federal licensee name or most commonly known trade or product name.
For handguns, manufacturing information is broken out by type (pistol
or revolver) and caliber. For long guns, manufacturing information is
broken out by rifle or shotgun. Information contained in the study was
obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from the federal
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
Production in America is an indispensable tool for
anyone seeking information on gun industry production and distribution.
It is an essential reference for: the news media; elected officials; public
health professionals; firearm researchers; attorneys, victims, and municipalities
involved in firearms litigation; and the growing number of public interest
organizations and individuals who have become involved in the effort to
reduce firearms violence in America.
1998 edition of Firearms
Production in America was a key resource for the plaintiffs
in the landmark case Hamilton v. Accu-Tek, et al in which a Brooklyn jury
found some firearm manufacturers liable for negligent distribution practices.
The Violence Policy Center is a
national non-profit educational foundation that conducts research on violence
in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals.
The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research
on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related
death and injury.
Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Violence Policy Center
(202) 822-8200 x105