Press Release Archive

2017

More Than 900 Deaths At the Hands of Concealed Carry Killers Since 2007, Latest VPC Research Shows (01/13/2017)

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2015 Confirms (01/10/2017)

2016

Number of Gun Dealers in U.S. Drops 77 Percent Since 1994—From 245,628 to 56,577—New Violence Policy Center (VPC) Analysis Reveals (12/16/2016)

Tally of Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Concealed Carry Killers Continues to Grow, Latest VPC Research Shows (11/16/2016)

More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds (09/20/2016)

En sólo un año más de 1,600 mujeres han sido asesinadas por hombres, de acuerdo con un nuevo estudio (09/20/2016)

Study Finds Black Women Murdered by Men Are Nearly Always Killed by Someone They Know, Most Commonly With a Gun (09/20/2016)

Concealed Handguns in Public Places Make Us Less Safe, Latest VPC Research Shows (08/12/2016)

Statement of Violence Policy Center on Lethal Mass Shooting of Law Enforcement in Dallas (07/08/2016)

Statement of Violence Policy Center on California Banning Bullet-Button Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines (07/01/2016)

More than 50,000 Hispanics Killed With Guns in U.S. Since 1999, Study Finds (06/24/2016)

Más de 50,000 hispanos han sido asesinados con armas de fuego desde 1999, señala un estudio (06/24/2016)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Today’s Vote in the U.S. Senate (06/20/2016)

Violence Policy Center Backgrounder on Sig Sauer MCX Assault Rifle Used in the Orlando Mass Shooting (06/16/2016)

VPC Statement on Orlando Mass Shooting (06/13/2016)

At NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Gun Industry and NRA Work Hand-in-Glove to Target Children as Young as Grade School Age (05/17/2016)

New Data Shows One in Five Law Enforcement Officers Slain in the Line of Duty Felled by an Assault Weapon (05/16/2016)

Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, New VPC Study Confirms (04/21/2016)

Latest Concealed Carry Tragedies Include Workplace Shooting, Six-Year-Old Unintentionally Killing Father (04/15/2016)

Concealed Handguns in Public Places Make Us Less Safe, Latest VPC Research Shows (03/08/2016)

Nearly 85 Percent of Black Homicide Victims Killed With Guns, Study Finds (03/03/2016)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Mass Shooting in Hesston, Kansas (02/26/2016)

Gun Industry and NRA Target Young Children as Next Generation of Customers and Pro-Gun Advocates, New VPC Study Finds (02/18/2016)

Firearm Silencers Threaten Public Safety, New VPC Study Finds (02/11/2016)

SHOT Show Opens in Nevada, Where Gun Deaths Have Surpassed Motor Vehicle Deaths for Six Years in a Row (01/19/2016)

More than 800 Deaths At the Hands of Concealed Carry Killers Since 2007, VPC Research Shows (01/15/2016)

Gun Deaths Surpass Motor Vehicle Deaths in 21 States and the District of Columbia (01/11/2016)

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2014 Confirms (01/04/2016)

2015

Violence Policy Center Statement in Support of New Legislation Banning Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines (12/16/2015)

Violence Policy Center Statement Three Years After Newtown Shooting (12/14/2015)

Mass Shooters Used Rifle Exempt from California Assault Weapons Law, News Reports Say (12/04/2015)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Shooting in San Bernardino, California (12/02/2015)

Monterey, Madera, and San Francisco Counties Have California’s Highest Youth Homicide Victimization Rates (11/05/2015)

Los Condados de Monterey, Madera y San Francisco presentan las tasas de homicidio más altas en materia de asesinatos de jóvenes (11/05/2015)

More than 1,200 Americans Die in Murder-Suicides Each Year, VPC Study Finds (10/29/2015)

Concealed Carry Permit Holders Threaten Public Safety, VPC Research Shows (10/14/2015)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Senate Gun Violence Prevention Proposal (10/08/2015)

VPC Statement on Mass Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon (10/01/2015)

More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds (09/15/2015)

En sólo un año más de 1,600 mujeres han sido asesinadas por hombres, de acuerdo con un nuevo estudio (09/15/2015)

Study Finds Black Women Murdered by Men Are Nearly Always Killed by Someone They Know, Most Commonly With a Gun (09/15/2015)

New Washington Office on Latin America/VPC Report Shows How U.S. Traffickers Funnel Foreign-Made Guns to Drug Cartels in Mexico (from the Washington Office on Latin America) (07/29/2015)

More than 47,000 Hispanics Killed With Guns Over 15 Years in U.S., Study Finds (07/28/2015)

Más de 47,000 hispanos han sido asesinados con armas de fuego en 15 años, señala un estudio (07/28/2015)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Lafayette, LA Movie Theater Shooting (07/24/2015)

VPC Research Documents 568 Fatal Non-Self Defense Incidents Involving Concealed Carry Killers Since 2007 (07/23/2015)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Chattanooga Shooting (07/16/2015)

VPC Statement on Mass Shooting in Charleston, South Carolina (06/18/2015)

Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, Study Finds (06/17/2015)

VPC Statement on Signing of New Domestic Violence Law in South Carolina (06/04/2015)

House-Passed Amendment Would Restart “Guns for Felons” Program (06/03/2015)

House-Passed Amendment Could Put Machine Guns into Hands of Criminals (06/03/2015)

Website Documents Recent Murders, Suicides by Concealed Carry Permit Holders (04/29/2015)

As NRA Annual Meeting Opens in Nashville, Gun Deaths Surpass Motor Vehicle Deaths in 17 States Including Tennessee (04/07/2015)

New and Expanded Online Resource Details Fatal Concealed Carry Incidents State by State (03/24/2015)

ATF Proposal to Restrict Certain Types of AR-15 Ammo Direct Result of Gun Industry’s Design and Marketing of Armor-Piercing Assault Pistols, VPC Report Shows (03/03/2015)

Chapel Hill Attack is the 29th Mass Shooting Involving a Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Since May 2007 (02/12/2015)

Concealed Carry Killers Responsible for At Least 722 Deaths Since 2007 (02/05/2015)

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2013 Confirms (01/29/2015)

Missouri Ranks #1 for Black Homicide Victimization (01/14/2015)

2014

VPC Statement on Senate Confirmation of Vivek Murthy for Surgeon General (12/16/2014)

Violence Policy Center Statement on the Second Anniversary of Newtown Shooting (12/12/2014)

VPC Identifies Over 500 Concealed Carry Killers, Including an NRA Lifetime Member (12/11/2014)

VPC Identifies At Least 499 Fatal Non-Self Defense Incidents Involving Concealed Carry Killers (10/24/2014)

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2012 Confirms (10/23/2014)

Monterey County Ranks #1 for Youth Homicide Victimization in California (09/23/2014)

El Condado de Monterey ocupa el primer lugar en California en materia de asesinatos de jóvenes (09/23/2014)

VPC Releases Annual Report on Women Murdered by Men to Mark Landmark Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act (09/08/2014)

VPC da a conocer informe anual sobre mujeres asesinadas por hombres para conmemorar un suceso histórico: el vigésimo aniversario de la Ley de Protección en contra de la Violencia hacia las Mujeres (09/08/2014)

Study Finds Black Women Murdered by Men Are Nearly Always Killed by Someone They Know (09/08/2014)

Concealed Carry Killers Responsible for At Least 659 Deaths Since 2007 (08/21/2014)

VPC Statement on Representative Honda’s Legislation to Prohibit Certain Types of Body Armor for Civilians (08/06/2014)

VPC Statement on the Passing of James Brady (08/04/2014)

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 14 States and the District of Columbia in 2011 (07/15/2014)

Statement on Governor Christie’s Veto of Ban on High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines (07/03/2014)

Concealed Carry Killers Responsible for 28 Mass Shootings Since 2007 (06/26/2014)

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths (06/18/2014)

Violence Policy Center Backgrounder on Pistols Used in Isla Vista Shooting (05/27/2014)

Murder Rate for Hispanics Is More than Double the Murder Rate for Whites (04/30/2014)

La tasa de asesinatos para hispanos supera en más del doble a la tasa de asesinatos para blancos (04/30/2014)

NRA to Honor Gun Industry Donors, Hawk Military-Style Weapons at Annual Meeting in Indianapolis (04/24/2014)

Fort Hood Shooter Shot and Killed Three and Wounded 16 with the Same Brand of Gun Used at Aurora, LAX Shootings (04/03/2014)

VPC Research Shows Dangers of Recent Court Decision Weakening California Concealed Carry Handgun Law (03/11/2014)

Jordan Davis Killing Part of Disturbing National Trend of Concealed Carry Killers (02/10/2014)

Nebraska Ranks #1 for Black Homicide Victimization Rate (01/23/2014)

Florida Movie Theater Shooter the Latest Example of a Concealed Carry Killer (01/15/2014)

At Las Vegas Trade Show, Gun Industry Puts a Happy Face on Weapons of War (01/13/2014)

 

2013

Violence Policy Center Statement One Year After the Newtown Shooting (12/13/2013)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Ban (12/10/2013)

Concealed Carry Killers Responsible for at Least 26 Mass Shootings in the Past Six Years (10/31/2013)

South Carolina Ranks #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men (09/25/2013)

Black Women Murdered by Men at a Rate More than Two and a Half Times Higher than White Women, Study Finds (09/25/2013)

Navy Yard Massacre Only the Most Recent Mass Shooting by a Concealed Handgun Permit Holder (09/18/2013)

Manufacturer of Assault Rifle Used in Newtown Shooting Gave a Million Dollars to the NRA (09/16/2013)

Violence Policy Center Strongly Criticizes Governor Christie’s Veto of Ban on 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles (08/17/2013)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Senate Confirmation of ATF Director B. Todd Jones. (07/31/2013)

Violence Policy Center Statement on the George Zimmerman Verdict (07/14/2013)

As Zimmerman Case Begins, VPC Research Details Hundreds of Examples of Innocent Lives Lost to “Concealed Carry Killers” (06/27/2013)

Violence Policy Center Statement on the Passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (06/03/2013)

Violence Policy Center Hails Passage of Ban on 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles in New Jersey (05/30/2013)

Gun Deaths Outpaced Motor Vehicle Deaths in 12 States and the District of Columbia in 2010, New Analysis Shows (05/29/2013)

NRA Convention Starts Friday in Houston, Features Gun Show of “Firearm Industry’s Latest and Greatest Products,” Including NRA “Corporate Partners” That Manufactured Guns Used in Newtown, Aurora, and Other Mass Shootings (04/30/2013)

NRA’s Long-Running Opposition to Regulation of Common Explosives Threatens Public Safety While Benefiting Its Gun Industry “Corporate Partners” New VPC Report Reveals (04/23/2013)

Guns are Rarely Used to Kill Criminals or Stop Crimes New VPC Analysis Reveals (04/15/2013)

Violence Policy Center Hails Connecticut’s Passage of Comprehensive Gun Violence Prevention Package (04/04/2013)

Examples of Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Persons Legally Allowed to Carry Concealed Handguns Hit 508–VPC Concealed Carry Killers March Update (03/28/2013)

Violence Policy Center Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Approval of Assault Weapons Ban (03/14/2013)

Violence Policy Center Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Action Approving Bill to Stop Gun Trafficking (03/07/2013)

San Joaquin County Ranks #1 for Youth Homicide Victimization in California, New Study Reveals (03/06/2013)

Según un nuevo estudio, el Condado de San Joaquín ocupa el primer lugar en California en materia de asesinatos de jóvenes.

States With Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death (02/07/2013)

Violence Policy Center Statement on U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Policy Principles (02/07/2013)

Violence Policy Center (VPC) Endorses Bi-Partisan Bill to Crack Down on Gun Trafficking (02/05/2013)

Missouri Leads Nation in Black Homicide Victimization for Third Year in a Row (01/30/2013)

New Violence Policy Center Study Warns of “Next Wave” of Assault Pistols for Sale in the United States (01/29/2013)

Violence Policy Center Statement in Support of Senator Feinstein’s Landmark Bill Banning Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines (01/24/2013)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Obama Administration Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence (1/16/2013)

VPC Statement on Passage of NY SAFE Act to Significantly Strengthen New York’s Gun Laws (1/15/2013)

VPC Statement Following Meeting With Vice President Biden and Gun Violence Prevention Advocates (01/09/2013)

While Newtown and America Grieve, Newtown, CT-based Gun Industry Trade Association National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Prepares for Its Annual Celebration of Guns Next Week in Las Vegas (01/08/2013)


2012

Violence Policy Center Statement on NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre’s Press Conference Today (12/21/12)

Florida Teen Jordan Davis One of 499 Victims of “Concealed Carry Killers” since May 2007 (11/29/2012)

Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Persons Legally Allowed to Carry Concealed Handguns Hit 484–VPC Concealed Carry Killers October Update (11/09/2012)

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) (10/10/2012)

Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Persons Legally Allowed to Carry Concealed Handguns Hit 471–VPC Concealed Carry Killers September Update (09/27/12)

Nevada Ranks #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men for Third Year in a Row According to VPC Study Released Annually for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October (09/19/2012)

Black Women Murdered by Men are Most Often Killed with a Gun, Almost Always by Someone They Know, According to New VPC Study Released Each Year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (09/19/2012)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Shooting Outside Empire State Building (08/24/2012)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Shooting at Sikh Temple Leaving Six Dead, Others Critically Wounded (08/06/2012)

New VPC Report Details Marketing and Production History of Assault Rifle Used in Aurora, CO, the Smith & Wesson M&P15, Describes How It and Other Assault Rifles Differ from Sporting Semiautomatic Rifles (07/26/2012)

National Rifle Association-Backed Law Made Possible Internet Ammunition Sales Reportedly Exploited by Colorado Shooter and Removed Recordkeeping Requirements, NRA Reaps Profits From Such Sales Today (07/23/2012)

VPC and Over 30 Gun Violence Prevention Groups Issue Statement on Colorado Mass Shooting (07/20/2012)

New VPC On-Line Resource–Cross-Border Gun Trafficking–Uses Federal Court Documents to Detail Types of Firearms Favored, Methods Used, by Illegal Trans-Border Gun Traffickers (07/11/2012)

Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Persons Legally Allowed to Carry Concealed Handguns Hit 462–VPC Concealed Carry Killers June Update (06/29/2012)

Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Persons Legally Allowed to Carry Concealed Handguns Hit 447–VPC Concealed Carry Killers May Update (05/31/2012)

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 10 States in 2009 New Analysis Shows (05/22/2012)

More Than 1,300 Murder-Suicide Deaths Occurred in 2011, New Study Estimates (05/03/2012)

Michigan Reports 38 Deaths, Including the Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer–VPC Concealed Carry Killers April Update (05/01/2012)

Vast Majority of Mexican Crime Guns Originate in U.S. New ATF Trace Data Reveals (04/26/2012)

Massachusetts Has Lowest Gun Death Rate in Nation (04/23/2012)

NRA Annual Meeting This Weekend in St. Louis, MO–State Ranked #1 for Black Homicide Victimization (04/11/2012)

New VPC Study Details How Lax Concealed Carry Laws Are Designed to Boost Gun Sales (04/02/2012)

Unarmed Teen Trayvon Martin One of More Than 400 Victims of “Concealed Carry Killers” since May 2007 (03/22/2012)

Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Persons Legally Allowed to Carry Concealed Handguns Hit 391–VPC Concealed Carry Killers February Update (02/16/2012)

Missouri Leads Nation in Black Homicide Victimization for Second Year in a Row (01/25/2012)

Monterey County Ranks #1 for Youth Homicide Victimization in California for Second Year in a Row, New Study Reveals (01/10/2012)

Por segundo año consecutivo, el Condado de Monterey ocupa el primer lugar en California en asesinatos de jóvenes, según revela un nuevo estudio. (01/10/2012)

As Anniversary of Mass Shooting in Tucson that Killed Six and Injured 13–including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords–Approaches, New Analysis Shows the Number of Americans Shot Each Year is Rising (01/06/2012)

2011

U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Expand and Nationalize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns Three Days After a Concealed Permit Holder Fires at California Highway Patrol Officers (11/16/2011)

As House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Expand and Nationalize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns, Permit Holders Continue to Kill Innocent Victims, Including 11 Law Enforcement Officers (10/25/2011)

States With Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death (10/24/2011)

Nevada Ranks #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men for Second Year in a Row According to VPC Study Released Annually for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October (09/20/2011)

Black Women Murdered by Men are Most Often Killed with a Gun, Almost Always by Someone They Know, According to New VPC Study Released Each Year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (09/20/2011)

As Congress Begins Action on Legislation to Expand and Nationalize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns, Permit Holders Continue to Kill Innocent Victims in Mass Shootings, Murder-Suicides, Arguments, Accidents (09/09/2011)

Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Persons Legally Allowed to Carry Concealed Handguns Hits 370–VPC Concealed Carry Killers July/August Update (08/10/2011)

Violence Policy Center Endorses “Stop Gun Trafficking Act of 2011” (07/15/2011)

Arizona Mass Shooter, Conviction of Concealed Carry Cop-Killer, Among the June Additions and Updates to VPC’s Concealed Carry Killers (07/05/2011)

U.S. Civilian Gun Market Has Become a Militarized Bazaar, New Violence Policy Center Study Documents (06/14/2011)

Gun Violence Prevention Organizations Call on President Obama to Act to Prevent Terrorist Attacks with Guns in Wake of New Al Qaeda Video Urging Supporters to Exploit Weak U.S. Gun Laws (06/07/2011)

Toddler Alleged to Have Accidently Killed His Mother with Father’s Permitted Glock Among the May Additions to VPC’s Concealed Carry Killers (05/31/2011)

Analysis Details 300 People–Including 11 Law Enforcement Officers–Killed Since May 2007 by Persons Allowed to Legally Carry Concealed Handguns as Wisconsin Legislature Holds Hearings on Allowing Concealed Loaded Handguns in Public (05/12/2011)

Killings by Persons Allowed to Legally Carry Concealed Handguns Reach 300—VPC Concealed Carry Killers April Update (04/27/2011)

National Rifle Association Receives Millions of Dollars From Gun Industry “Corporate Partners” New VPC Report Reveals (04/13/2011)

New Violence Policy Center Analysis Details Nearly 300 People, Including 11 Law Enforcement Officers, Killed Since May 2007 by Persons Allowed to Legally Carry Concealed Handguns as New Grassroots Effort to Stop Concealed Carry in Illinois Kicks Off (03/29/2011)

Virginia Sheriffs Slain and Wounded in Sniper Attack Were Shot by Concealed Handgun Permit Holder (03/15/2011)

Attack on Rep. Giffords, Others in Tucson Most Recent Mass Shooting Involving Legal Concealed Weapons Holder, VPC Concealed Carry Killers February Update (02/11/2011)

Monterey County Ranks #1 for Youth Homicide Victimization in California, New Study Reveals (01/31/2011)

Missouri Leads Nation in Black Homicide Victimization (01/26/2011)

NRA and Some of Its Board Members Have Direct Financial Interests in Stopping Ban on High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines (01/18/2011)

Violence Policy Center Strongly Backs Ban on High-Capacity Magazines (01/18/2011)

SHOT Show an Example of a Politically Powerful Industry Desperate to Hide Its Decline (01/13/2011)

High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines: The Common Thread That Runs Through Mass Shootings (01/11/2011)

Semiautomatic Pistol Used in Arizona Shooting Is Same Model Handgun Used in Virginia Tech Shooting (01/10/2011)

2010

Murder, Suicide, and More Convictions: VPC Concealed Carry Killers December Update (12/22/2010)

Michigan Concealed Handgun Licensees Have Suicide Rate Higher Than General Michigan Population–VPC Concealed Carry Killers November Update (11/30/2010)

Connecticut Beer Truck Driver Who Killed 8 Then Self in August Was a Concealed Handgun Permit Holder–VPC Concealed Carry Killers October Update (10/30/2010)

Killings by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Top 200, One-Third of Incidents Involved Family Violence–VPC Concealed Carry Killers September Update (09/30/2010)

Nevada Ranks #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men According to VPC Study Released Annually for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October (09/15/2010)

Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Fatally Shoot Each Other During Argument: VPC Concealed Carry Killers August Update (08/30/2010)

Pistol Used in Manchester Mass Shooting Part of “Handgun of the Year” Award Winning SR9 Product Line (08/06/2010)

House Expected to Vote on Bill to Protect Guns From Claims of Creditors in Bankruptcy Cases (07/26/2010)

More Deaths, More Convictions, More Murder-Suicides: VPC Concealed Carry Killers July Update (07/23/2010)

National State-by-State Study of Drive-By Shootings Reveals Data on Victims, Time, Location (07/21/2010)

Another Mass Shooting, More Convictions, and Other Innocent Victims Murdered by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders: VPC Concealed Carry Killers June Update (06/30/2010)

Violence Policy Center Statement on McDonald v. Chicago Decision (06/28/2010)

Hialeah Mass Shooting Only Most Recent by a Concealed Handgun Permit Holder (06/11/2010)

States with Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death (06/02/2010)

Murder Arrests, Murder-Suicide Among New Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Incidents Reported in VPC’s “Concealed Carry Killers” May Update (05/27/2010)

National Rifle Association–Embracing Tea Partiers and Anti-Government Rhetoric–Meets in Charlotte, NC (05/12/2010)

Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed at Least 161 Since May 2007, Including 9 Law Enforcement Officers—“Concealed Carry Killers” Web Site April Update (04/28/2010)

NRA Once Again Embracing Anti-Government Rhetoric (04/15/2010)

Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed at Least 151 Since May 2007, Including 9 Law Enforcement Officers—“Concealed Carry Killers” Web Site March Update (03/24/2010)

Police Are Involved in More Than One Out of Four Assault Weapons Incidents, Violence Policy Center Study Shows (02/24/2010)

Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed 139 Since May 2007, Including 9 Law Enforcement Officers—“Concealed Carry Killers” Web Site February Update (02/19/2010)

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Per Capita Rate of Black Homicide Victimization (01/26/2010)

Appomattox, VA, Attack Only Most Recent Mass Shooting Involving a Concealed Handgun Permit Holder (01/20/2010)

Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed at Least 9 Law Enforcement Officers, 108 Private Citizens Since May 2007–“Concealed Carry Killers” Web Site January Update (01/12/2010)

As CA Assembly Committee Considers Concealed Handgun Bill, On-Line Resource Reveals That Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed at Least 9 Law Enforcement Officers, 108 Private Citizens Since May 2007 (01/12/2010)

2009

Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed at Least 9 Law Enforcement Officers, 98 Private Citizens Since May 2007–“Concealed Carry Killers” Web Site December Update (12/16/2009)

Gun Violence Prevention Organizations Call on President Obama to Use Executive Authority to Ban Import of Armor-Piercing Pistol Used in Fort Hood Attack (11/19/2009)

Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed 8 Law Enforcement Officers, 77 Private Citizens Over Two and a Half Year Period According to New On-Line Resource That Tallies News Reports of CCW Killings (11/17/2009)

Fort Hood Mass Shooting, Leaving 13 Dead and 28 Injured, Latest Example of Price Paid for Deadly Firepower Available to Americans (11/06/2009)

Louisiana Ranks #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men According to VPC Study Released Annually for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October (09/22/2009)

Pittsburgh Fitness Center Attack Only Most Recent Mass Shooting Committed by Concealed Handgun Permit Holder (08/06/2009)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Defeat of Thune Amendment Creating National Concealed Handgun System (07/22/2009)

National Gun Violence Prevention Groups Express Outrage That in Wake of Shootings, U.S. Senate is Poised to Consider Legislation to Dramatically Weaken State Concealed Handgun Laws (07/13/2009)

Over 90 Percent of Mexican Crime Guns Originate in U.S., New GAO Report Finds (06/18/2009)

NRA Holds Annual Meeting in State Ranked #6 in Overall Gun Death, in City Where Gun Dealers Help Feed U.S.-Mexico Border Violence (05/15/2009)

States with Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death (05/06/2009)

Mexican Gun Traffickers Easily Obtain Military-Style Weapons from U.S. Civilian Gun Market, New Analysis of Federal Criminal Court Records Confirms (04/15/2009)

Report Urges President to Use Existing Law to Cut Off Flow of Military-Style Guns to Mexico (03/31/2009)

U.S. Can Act Immediately to Halt Import of AK-47 Assault Rifles Fueling Gun Violence on U.S./Mexico Border, VPC Tells Congress (03/18/2009)

U.S. Gun Industry Feeds Gun Violence on U.S./Mexico Border, Violence Policy Center Analyst Tells Congress (03/12/2009)

National Gun Violence Prevention Organizations Call for Effective Federal Assault Weapons Ban in Wake of Alabama Rampage Shooting Leaving 11 Dead, Including Shooter (03/11/2009)

New Study Shows Need for Improved Data on Youth Gang Violence and Guns in California (02/26/2009)

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Per Capita Rate of Black Homicide Victimization (01/26/2009)

2008

“Big Boomers”—Handguns With Rifle Power Capable of Penetrating Body Armor—Are Growing Threat to Lives of Law Enforcement Officers, According to New VPC Study (12/17/2008)

Nevada Ranks #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men for Second Year in a Row According to VPC Study Released Annually for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October (09/25/2008)

Black Women Murdered by Men are Most Often Killed with a Gun, Almost Always by Someone They Know, According to New VPC Study Released Each Year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (09/25/2008)

House of Representatives Votes to Repeal District of Columbia’s Gun Laws (09/17/2008)

House of Representatives Scheduled to Vote on Bill to Repeal District of Columbia’s Gun Laws (09/16/2008)

Statement of Violence Policy Center on Supreme Court Ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller Overturning DC Handgun Ban (06/26/2008)

“Pro-Gun” States Lead the Nation in Per Capita Firearm Death Rates (04/24/2008)

More Than 1,100 Murder-Suicide Deaths–From the Virginia Tech Massacre to Domestic Disputes–Occurred in 2007, New Study Estimates (04/09/2008)

Brooklyn Gunmaker May Have Shipped Loaded Guns for Sale (04/03/2008)

Supreme Court Prepares to Hear DC Gun Case as National Support for Banning Handguns Hits 59 Percent (03/17/2008)

Statement of National Gun Violence Prevention Organizations in Wake of Northern Illinois University Shooting (02/15/2008)

Missouri Leads Nation in Per Capita Rate Of Black Homicide Victimization (01/29/2008)

2007

Gun Control Groups Criticize Background Check Bill Passed by Congress (12/19/2007)

Nevada Ranks #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men According to VPC Study Released Each Year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October (09/18/2007)

Black Women Murdered by Men are Most Often Killed with a Gun, Almost Always by Someone They Know, According to New VPC Study Released Each Year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (09/18/2007)

Number of Gun Dealers in U.S. Drops Almost 80 Percent Since 1994—From 245,628 to 50,630—New Violence Policy Center (VPC) Report Reveals (08/15/2007)

First-Ever National State-by-State Study of Drive-By Shootings Reveals Data on Victims, Time, Location (07/30/2007)

National Gun Violence Prevention Groups Voice Concern About Dangerous Components of Bill to Improve Gun Background Check System (07/25/2007)

Threat of Handgun Ban Repeal Puts Lives of DC Residents in Supreme Court Balance (07/16/2007)

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Rejects Amendments to Help Prevent Illegal Gun Trafficking (07/12/2007)

U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Keep Comprehensive Crime Gun Trace Data Secret Under “Tiahrt Amendment” (06/28/2007)

Alleged Fort Dix Terrorists Reportedly Trained With Yugoslavian SKS Assault Rifle Model Specifically Approved for Import by Bush Administration (05/08/2007)

Violence Policy Center Statement on Virginia Tech Shooting, Deadliest in U.S. History (04/16/2007)

Court Overturns DC Handgun Ban (03/09/2007)

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Per Capita Rate of Black Homicide Victimization (01/29/2007)

2006

National Rifle Association Suffers Self-Proclaimed “Biggest Election Disaster in Nearly 15 Years” (11/08/2006)

Violence Policy Center Statement on White House Conference on School Safety: “The Bush Administration is in Denial Regarding the Role Guns Play in School Shootings” (10/10/2006)

Gun Violence Prevention, Youth, and Community Groups Urge Washington Redskins to Cancel October 17 Shooting Fundraiser With National Rifle Association (NRA) (10/10/2006)

Violence Policy Center Backgrounder on Facts Relevant to Pennsylvania Amish School Shooting (10/03/2006)

Alaska Ranks #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men According to VPC Study Released Each Year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October (09/20/2006)

U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Rejects Amendment to Help Law Enforcement Stop Illegal Gun Trafficking (07/13/2006)

U.S. House Vote to Stop Enforcement of Federal Child Safety Lock Law Panders to Gun Lobby, Ignores Grave Risk to Children (06/29/2006)

New NRA Post-Katrina Fundraising Campaign Targeting Mayors and Police Signals Return to Organization’s Days of “Jack Booted Government Thugs” Extremist Rhetoric (05/18/2006)

Ten Murder-Suicides Occur Each Week in America New VPC Study Reveals, Almost All Perpetrated With Guns (05/02/2006)

VPC Statement on Wal-Mart Decision to Stop Gun Sales: “No Surprise” (04/14/2006)

Number of Gun Dealers in U.S. Drops Almost 80 Percent—From 245,628 to 54,902—Since 1994, New Violence Policy Center (VPC) Report Reveals (03/08/2006)

Sex Offender Registry Bill Scheduled to be Considered by House Today Will Allow Misdemeanor Sex Offenders Continued Access to Guns—Despite Ban Passed by House on Voice Vote on Similar Bill Last Year (03/08/2006)

Cheney Shooting Latest Addition to Hundreds of Thousands of Americans Injured and Killed by Guns During Bush Administration (02/13/2006)

“Pro-Gun” States Lead Nation in Per Capita Firearm Death Rates New Violence Policy Center Analysis Reveals (02/07/2006)

Federal Indictment Confirms Again That the 50 Caliber Anti-Armor Sniper Rifle Is a Weapon of Choice Among Terrorists (02/06/2006)

Goleta, California, Postal Shooting Latest Example of Unique Facilitating Role Guns Play in Murder-Suicide (01/31/2006)

2005

Violence Policy Center Backgrounder on Gun Crime, Gun Possession, and Gun Exposure in Tennessee (11/09/2005)

Violence Policy Center Hails Passage of San Francisco Handgun Ban (11/09/2005)

Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito’s Views Could Imperil Most Federal Gun, Ammo, and Explosives Laws, New Violence Policy Center Backgrounder Shows (11/02/2005)

Violence Policy Center (VPC) Statement on U.S. House Passage of Bill Protecting the Unregulated Gun Industry (10/20/2005)

Violence Policy Center Urges Washington Redskins to Withdraw From Shooting Fundraiser With National Rifle Association as NRA Lobbies on Capitol Hill to Overturn D.C.’s Gun Laws (10/11/2005)

Violence Policy Center Issues Annual Report When Men Murder Women (09/26/2005)

U.S. House Passes Measure to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Sex Offenders (09/14/2005)

Violence Policy Center (VPC) Statement on Senate Passage of Gun Liability Bill (07/29/2005)

Violence Policy Center (VPC) Response to National Rifle Association Charges That VPC Misrepresented Beretta as a Foreign Gunmaker (07/26/2005)

Senate Majority Leader Frist Says American Gun Companies at Risk if Congress Doesn’t Pass Bill to Shield the Gun Industry from Lawsuits—But Cites Italian Gunmaker Beretta as Example (07/25/2005)

National Security Experts Confirm Terror Threat Posed by 50 Caliber Anti-Armor Sniper Rifles (07/19/2005)

Columbus, Ohio, Assault Weapons Ban Greater Tragedy to NRA Than Columbine Massacre, NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Reveals (07/18/2005)

House Judiciary Committee Rejects Amendments to Patriot Act to Keep Guns–Including 50 Caliber Anti-Armor Sniper Rifles–Out of the Hands of Terrorists (07/13/2005)

New Study Shows District of Columbia’s Tough Gun Laws Work to Prevent Youth Suicide–No Child 16 Years of Age or Younger in DC Was the Victim of Firearm Suicide According to Most Recent Federal Data (07/12/2005)

Congress Should Reject Dangerous Legislation (H.R. 1288) Repealing the District of Columbia’s Longstanding Laws Banning Assault Weapons and Handguns (06/28/2005)

Violence Policy Center Hails New York State Assembly’s Passage of 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Ban (05/25/2005)

Riverside Mass Shooting Fits Tragic Pattern Identified by Violence Policy Center in Largest Study of Murder-Suicide Ever Conducted (05/11/2005)

Despite Mass Shooting in Wisconsin Leaving Eight Dead and Four Injured, Congressional Panel Plans Hearing Tomorrow on Bill to Shield Gun Industry from Civil Liability (03/14/2005)

House-Passed Class Action Bill (S.5) Protects Gun Industry, Leaves Gun Consumers And Victims of Gun Violence in Legal Limbo (02/17/2005)

Senate Class Action Bill (S. 5) Protects Gun Industry And Leaves Gun Consumers And Victims of Gun Violence in Legal Limbo (02/09/2005)

VPC Joins Representatives Moran, Kennedy, and McCarthy in Calling for Federal Ban on 50 Caliber Anti-armor Sniper Rifles (02/08/2005)

SKS Assault Rifle Reported as Weapon Used in Ambush Attack on Police in Ceres, CA, Leaving One Officer Dead And One Critically Wounded (01/11/2005)

2004

Wisconsin Hunter Murders Show Need For Effective Assault Weapons Ban—Armed Hunters No Match For SKS Assault Rifle (11/22/2004)

VPC Applauds Introduction of Federal Legislation to Permanently Eliminate NRA-Backed Federal Guns-for-Felons Program (10/08/2004)

VPC Statement on U.S. House Vote to Repeal DC Gun Laws (09/29/2004)

VPC Releases Annual Report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2002 Homicide Data (09/28/2004)

Congress Poised to Vote on National Rifle Association-Backed Bill to Repeal DC Gun Laws (09/20/2004)

California Leads Nation in War on Terror—Becomes First State in Nation to Ban 50 Caliber Anti-Armor Sniper Rifles (09/14/2004)

Violence Policy Center Issues Statement on Expiration of Federal Assault Weapons Ban – Press Release (09/13/2004)

Arizona, Nevada, and Utah Comprise the “UZI Triangle” of Copycat Assault Weapon Manufacturers, According to Violence Policy Center (08/25/2004)

Violence Policy Center Joins Rep. Carolyn Maloney in Calling For Federal Ban on 50 Caliber Anti-Armor Sniper Rifles (08/18/2004)

More Than 50 Members of Entertainment Community Sign Letter Calling on President Bush, U.S. Congress, to Strengthen and Renew Federal Assault Weapons Ban (07/21/2004)

New Study Reveals More Than 40 Gunmakers Currently Marketing Assault Weapons—Including UZIs, AK-47s, AR-15s, MAC-10s, Galils, MP5s, and Others—Despite 1994 Federal Ban (07/20/2004)

VPC Applauds Introduction of Federal Legislation to Permanently Eliminate NRA-backed Federal Guns-for-Felons Program (07/01/2004)

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Inserts Pro-Gun Language in Spending Bill in Effort to Torpedo New York City Lawsuit Against Firearms Industry (06/23/2004)

Violence Policy Center Offers Strong Support For New York State Legislation to Ban 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles (06/15/2004)

Violence Policy Center Warns Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers of New Handgun Threat to Police Body Armor (06/02/2004)

New Assault Weapon Manufacturer—Vulcan Armament—Brags “The Guns of the Special Forces Are Now on Sale in America!” (05/19/2004)

VPC Offers Strong Support for Federal Legislation to Ban 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles (05/03/2004)

Revelation That Romanian AK-47s Seized by Italian Authorities Are Legal Proves Need to Strengthen, Not Just Renew, Federal Assault Weapons Ban (04/29/2004)

Five Years After Columbine Shooting, Assault Weapons Continue to Threaten Public Safety, Illustrating Need to Strengthen and Renew Federal Assault Weapons Ban (04/19/2004)

Federal District Court Strongly Rejects CATO Institute-Backed Challenge to Washington, DC Handgun Ban (03/31/2004)

Violence Policy Center Hails Contra Costa, CA, Board of Supervisors’ 4-0 Vote to Ban 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles (03/24/2004)

Violence Policy Center Hails New York State Assembly’s Passage of 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Ban (03/16/2004)

Violence Policy Center Rebuts “Top Ten Lies” of Fifty Caliber Institute (FCI) (03/16/2004)

Only Six Months Before Federal Assault Weapons Ban Expires (03/12/2004)

Illinois Has More Assault Weapon Manufacturers Than Any Other State, New Study Shows (03/03/2004)

Violence Policy Center Hails Senate Defeat of Immunity Bill, Urges Congress to Focus on Passing Effective Assault Weapons Legislation (03/02/2004)

Senate-Passed Assault Weapons “Ban” Will Do Little to Keep Assault Weapons Off Our Streets, Violence Policy Center (VPC) Warns (03/02/2004)

National Rifle Association-Backed Amendment to Gun Industry Immunity Bill Would Repeal 28-Year-Old District of Columbia Handgun Ban (03/01/2004)

VPC Applauds U.S. Senate’s Rejection of Omnibus Spending Conference Report Loaded with Provisions That Would Arm Criminals, Protect Corrupt Gun Dealers (01/20/2004)

Federal District Court Strongly Rejects National Rifle Association Second Amendment Challenge to Washington, DC Handgun Ban (01/15/2004)

2003

Provisions Tucked Into Omnibus Spending Conference Report Would Arm Criminals And Protect Corrupt Gun Dealers, Violence Policy Center Charges (12/09/2003)

Statement of Violence Policy Center in Response to U.S. Supreme Court Refusal to Review Silveira v. Lockyer (12/01/2003)

U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Dismisses Terror Threat of Pistol Disguised as Pen (11/17/2003)

Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Allows Sale of Handgun Disguised as a Pen Despite Law Enforcement Warning (10/28/2003)

Today’s Action by U.S. Senate to Reject Class Action Legislation Is Victory For Victims of Gun Violence And Gun Consumers (10/22/2003)

Violence Policy Center Applauds Introduction of “Terrorist Firearms Detection Act of 2003” (10/22/2003)

On One-Year Anniversary of DC-Area Sniper Shootings, Violence Policy Center Strongly Supports Lautenberg and McCarthy Bills (S. 1431, H.R. 2038) to Renew and Strengthen the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (10/01/2003)

Violence Policy Center Launches Campaign and Website to Engage Grassroots—www.banassaultweapons.org—as Part of Growing Effort to Renew and Strengthen Federal Assault Weapons Ban (09/30/2003)

Violence Policy Center Releases Annual Report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2001 Homicide Data (09/25/2003)

In Unanimous Vote, Contra Costa, CA, Board of Supervisors Backs Ban on 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles (08/13/2003)

House Passes Appropriations Bill That Would License Tens of Thousands of New “Kitchen-Table” Gun Dealers, Undermine Gun Dealer Oversight (07/25/2003)

Federal Judge Dismisses NAACP Lawsuit Against Gun Industry, But in 176-Page Decision Finds That Industry Practices Contribute to Gun Violence in New York (07/21/2003)

Eleventh-Hour NRA Amendment to Justice Department Appropriations Bill Would License Tens of Thousands of New “Kitchen-Table” Gun Dealers (07/21/2003)

VPC Study Explains Assault Weapons’ Spray-Fire Design (05/22/2003)

Majority Leader DeLay’s Promise to Let Assault Weapons Ban Expire Will Keep Cop-Killer Guns on U.S. Streets (05/14/2003)

One in Five Law Enforcement Officers Slain in the Line of Duty Is Killed with an Assault Weapon, New VPC Study Reveals (05/08/2003)

VPC Offers Strong Support for McCarthy-Conyers Assault Weapons Ban (05/08/2003)

Pennsylvania School Shooting Deaths of Student and Principal Focus Attention on Tragedy of Murder-Suicide (04/24/2003)

VPC Welcomes President Bush’s Reaffirmation of Campaign Pledge to Support Reauthorization of Federal Assault Weapons Ban (04/14/2003)

House Passes Bill to Protect Reckless, Negligent Gun Manufacturers and “Bad Apple” Gun Dealers (04/09/2003)

Attorney General John Ashcroft Reverses Bush Administration Position on Renewing Federal Ban on Assault Weapons (03/05/2003)

Latest Edition of Firearms Production in America Shows Handgun Production in 2000 was Lowest Since 1978 (03/05/2003)

50 Caliber Sniper Rifles That Can Destroy Aircraft Easier to Buy Than Handguns (01/31/2003)

2002

In Unanimous Ruling, U.S. Supreme Court Shuts Door on NRA-Backed Federal Guns-for-Felons Program (12/10/2002)

Federal Court Upholds California Assault Weapons Ban, Strongly Rebuts Ashcroft Justice Department View That Second Amendment Guarantees an Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms (12/05/2002)

Statement of Violence Policy Center in Response To Florida Jury Verdict Against Gun Distributor (11/15/2002)

Gun Used by Washington, DC-Area Sniper Illustrates Need to Strengthen and Renew Federal Assault Weapons Ban (10/28/2002)

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Federal Guns-For-Felons Case (10/16/2002)

VPC Assails Gun Industry Pandering to Sniper Subculture, Calls For Condemnation, Investigation, And Legislation to Stop Deadly Trade (10/10/2002)

Snipers—Predictable Consequence of Gun Industry Marketing (10/08/2002)

Violence Policy Center Releases When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2000 Homicide Data (10/02/2002)

H.R. 2037 Gives Special Protection to the Unregulated Gun Industry (09/25/2002)

VPC Releases New Study No Deal: The Drop in Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers in America (09/25/2002)

Los Angeles First City in Nation to Vote to Ban 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles (09/24/2002)

Violence Policy Center And Greenpeace Hold Joint Briefing Detailing The Threat of 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Terrorist Attacks on Chemical Targets (08/27/2002)

CIA Letter Raises Further Doubts About Barrett Story on Sale of 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles to Bin Laden (08/06/2002)

Fort Bragg Tragedies Focus Attention on National Plague of Murder-Suicide (08/05/2002)

Attorney General Ashcroft Misled Congress and the American People on Legality of Checking Terrorist Gun Purchase Records (07/24/2002)

VPC Denounces Passage of “Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act”—Urges Senate Not To Make the Same Mistake (07/11/2002)

VPC Statement Opposing “Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act” (07/10/2002)

Fact Sheet on the Los Angeles International Airport Shooting and Statistics on Firearms Violence in California (07/08/2002)

Statement of Violence Policy Center in Response to GAO Report: “Less Time Means More Domestic Gun Crime” (06/26/2002)

VPC Releases License to Kill IV: More Guns, More Crime (06/12/2002)

Statement of Violence Policy Center in Response to Supreme Court Refusal to Hear Second Amendment Cases (06/10/2002)

Statement of Violence Policy Center in Response to D.C. Gun Crime Defendants Using U.S. Department of Justice Second Amendment Policy Shift to Strike Down Gun Laws (05/30/2002)

Ashcroft and NRA Provide Second Amendment Gun Defense for Accused American Taliban Terrorist John Walker Lindh (05/16/2002)

U.S. Gun Industry Targets Europe For Sale of 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles (05/01/2002)

VPC Releases Most Comprehensive State-by-State Study Ever Conducted on National Tragedy of Murder-Suicide (04/17/2002)

Terminate Federal Guns-for-Felons Program, Violence Policy Center Tells U.S. Supreme Court (04/09/2002)

VPC Backgrounder on Guns and France in Wake of Mass Handgun Shooting in Nanterre, France (03/28/2002)

New Harvard University Study Shows Direct Link Between Gun Availability And Gun Death Among Children (02/21/2002)

Violence Policy Center Response to Justice Department Proposal to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Prohibited Aliens (02/13/2002)

New VPC Report Debunks Gun Industry Claim That Bin Laden’s 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles Were Obtained Through CIA Aid Program (2/13/2002)

VPC Releases John Ashcroft: Year One (01/31/2002)

U.S. Supreme Court Decides Today to Hear Case That Could Terminate Federal Guns-for-Felons Program (01/22/2002)

2001

Gunmakers Urge That Children as Young as Four Years Old Get “A .22 For Christmas,” New VPC Report Reveals (12/18/2001)

Indiana Factory Shooting Highlights Need For Improved Oversight of Kitchen-Table Gun Dealers (12/07/2001)

Ashcroft Justice Department Protects Terrorist “Gun Rights” While Putting Americans at Risk (12/06/2001)

Nearly One Third of Kids Murdered With Handguns Are Shot And Killed by Other Kids, VPC Study Finds (11/28/2001)

Jihad Trainees Urged to Use Lax U.S. Gun Laws to Wage Holy War (11/21/2001)

Pro-Gun Experts Prove Handguns Are Ineffective Self-Defense Tools, New VPC Study Reveals (11/19/2001)

Violence Policy Center Releases When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1999 Homicide Data; African-American Women Three Times More Likely to be Murdered Than White Women (10/30/2001)

Violence Policy Center Releases When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1999 Homicide Data; Hispanic Women Suffer From a Higher Female Homicide Rate Than the National Average (10/30/2001)

Violence Policy Center Releases When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1999 Homicide Data (10/17/2001)

Violence Policy Center Applauds Emerson Decision, Court Upholds Protective Order Gun Ban (10/16/2001)

U.S. Gun Industry Armed Osama bin Laden’s Terror Network: Al Qaeda Bought 25 Barrett 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles (10/07/2001)

Even The Safest City in America Cannot Escape Handgun Violence (09/06/2001)

VPC Submits Comments on Ashcroft Background Check Proposal—Urges FBI to Reject Ashcroft’s Dangerous Proposed Rule (09/05/2001)

No Recess for Ashcroft Hypocrisy—DOJ Continues to Undermine its Own Case in Emerson (08/09/2001)

Ashcroft Decision Cloaked in Secrecy— VPC Files Freedom of Information Act Request on Ashcroft Second Amendment Letter (08/02/2001)

VPC Praises Effort to Preserve the Brady Law (07/26/2001)

Just Plain Wrong—VPC Exposes Ashcroft Second Amendment Letter to NRA to Be Error-Ridden Fraud (07/25/2001)

House Votes to Weaken Brady Law (07/18/2001)

VPC Endorses Schumer Proposal to Protect Brady Law From Being Gutted by Ashcroft Justice Department (06/29/2001)

NRA Life Member John Ashcroft Announces Plan to Destroy National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Records (06/28/2001)

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NRA Challenge to Brady Law’s Retention of National Instant Check Records (06/25/2001)

50 Organizations Announce Opposition to McCain-Lieberman Gun Show Bill (06/12/2001)

Ashcroft Pro-Gun Actions Turning Department of Justice Into NRA Franchise (06/06/2001)

Violence Policy Center Sues Attorney General Ashcroft Over Unlawful Suspension of Brady Law Regulation—Further Evidence of Shift in Justice Department Gun Policy (06/04/2001)

Violence Policy Center Opposes McCain-Lieberman Gun Show Bill (05/15/2001)

Bush After-The-Fact, NRA-Backed Prosecution Strategy Does Nothing to Prevent Gun Death and Injury (05/14/2001)

VPC Releases New Study, Hispanics and Firearms Violence (05/08/2001)

Study Documents How Shooting Ranges Poison Children; One of the Nation’s Top Lead Polluters (05/01/2001)

VPC Releases Where’d They Get Their Guns? An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001 (04/18/2001)

VPC Releases Latest Edition of Firearms Production in America (04/10/2001)

Bush Budget Provides More Guns, Less Prevention (04/09/2001)

In Wake of Latest School Shooting, Bush Adminisration Officials Refuse to Take Action, Deny Reality of Gun Violence in America (03/23/2001)

California Gun Laws and Firearm Violence Statistics for California (03/22/2001)

Santana High School Shooting Latest Proof of Need For Handgun Ban (03/05/2001)

White House Shooting Latest Proof of Need For Handgun Ban (02/07/2001)

For Every Time a Women Uses a Handgun to Kill in Self-Defense, 101 Women Die in Handgun Murders, New VPC Report Finds (01/31/2001)

Attorney General Nominee Ashcroft Member of National Rifle Association (01/26/2001)

Violence Policy Center Opposes Nomination of John Ashcroft for U.S. Attorney General (01/04/2001)

2000

U.S. Representative Markey Joins Violence Policy Center for Release of New VPC Report From Gun Games to Gun Stores: Why the Firearms Industry Wants Their Video Games on Your Child’s Wish List (12/14/2000)

VPC Continues The Fight to Require Background Checks at “Tupperware® Parties For Criminals”— U.S. Senator Jack Reed to Take Over Gun Show Loophole Legislation (12/05/2000)

Violence Policy Center Releases When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1998 Homicide Data (10/26/2000)

VPC’s Diaz Exposes Gun Industry’s Aggressive Recruitment of Children to Gun Culture at Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Marketing Violence to Children (09/13/2000)

VPC Lauds Introduction of Blagojevich Bill to Ban “Pocket Rockets” (07/18/2000)

New VPC Study Pocket Rockets: The Gun Industry’s Sale of Increased Killing Power Released Today at Chicago News Conference (07/17/2000)

Announcement of Planned NRA Café and Store in Times Square Latest Proof of National Rifle Association’s Appetite for Destruction (05/19/2000)

NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre’s “Homogenization” Quote Most Recent Addition to NRA History of Racist Commentary (05/16/2000)

Shooting at National Zoo Latest Proof of Need for Handgun Ban (04/25/2000)

Fact Sheet on Firearms Violence Among Black Children and Youth (04/25/2000)

Smith & Wesson “Clarification” of Agreement Between Government and Gunmaker Exposes “Landmark” Settlement to be a Sham (04/12/2000)

VPC Releases New Study—Guns for Felons: How the NRA Works to Rearm Criminals (03/21/2000)

Fact Sheet on Smith & Wesson (03/17/2000)

New Survey Reveals More Americans Favor Handgun Ban Than Own Handguns (03/15/2000)

Fact Sheet on the Manufacturer of the Gun Reportedly Used in the Shooting at Theo J. Buell Elementary in Flint, Michigan (03/01/2000)

New VPC Report Details How Liability Legislation (H.R. 2366) Would Protect Manufacturers of Guns Used in 1999 Columbine Massacre (02/15/2000)

U.S. Senate to Debate Liability of Gun Manufacturers (01/26/2000)

Gun Industry Kicks Off Annual Trade Show on Holiday Honoring Assassinated Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (01/12/2000)

1999

New VPC Report Lays Out Minimal Terms for Settlement of Litigation Against Gun Industry (12/21/99)

Fact Sheet on Taurus International Manufacturing Company And its “Wonder-Nine” High-Capacity Semiautomatic Pistols (12/07/99)

New VPC Report Details How Firearms Industry Exploits Y2K Fears to Sell More Guns (12/07/99)

Fact Sheet on Oklahoma Gun Laws and Statistics on Gun Violence in Oklahoma (12/06/99)

Fear of Debate Over Gun Industry Tactics Prevents Senate Consideration of Bankruptcy Legislation (11/18/99)

Fact Sheet on Washington Gun Laws and Statistics on Gun Violence in Washington (11/03/99)

New Report Shows Murders of Women Typically Involve Domestic Violence And Guns (10/5/99)

Fact Sheet on Texas Gun Laws and Statistics on Gun Violence in Texas (09/16/99)

“Pocket Rocket” in LA Postal Killing Shows Gun Industry Excess in Police Sales (08/13/99)

Fact Sheet on California Gun Laws and Firearm Statistics on Teenagers and Young Adults in California (08/10/99)

Fact Sheet on Georgia Gun Laws and Statistics on Gun Violence in Georgia (07/30/99)

Olympic Officials Blast Combat Shooting (07/23/99)

Combat Shooting Sets Its Sights On 2004 Olympic Games (07/22/99)

Gun Industry Loses In Court Again (06/30/99)

House Bill Undermines Current Gun Law (06/18/99)

House Gun Bill Weakens Current Law (06/16/99)

VPC Denounces House Gun Bill (06/09/99)

VPC Demonstrates How Weak Senate Gun Bill Allows “Junk Locks” (06/08/99)

Senate Passage of Tough Gun Show Rules Will Control “Tupperware® Parties for Criminals” (05/20/99)

Fact Sheet on Georgia Gun Laws and Statistics on Teenagers and Guns in Georgia (05/20/99)

Powerful Weapons Can Shoot Down Airplanes, Penetrate Armor From Over a Mile Away (05/03/99)

Guns Reportedly Used in Littleton Had Combat-Style Designs (04/23/99)

Colorado Gun Laws and Statistics on Teenagers and Guns in Colorado (04/20/99)

New Study: Texas Hidden Handgun Licensees Arrested for Nearly Two Crimes a Day Since Law Passed (03/19/99)

VPC Hails Schumer Bill to Prevent Internet From Becoming “On-Line Arms Bazaar” (03/16/99)

Landmark Verdict Against Gun Industry Paves Way for Further Litigation (02/11/99)

VPC Analyst’s New Book Shows How Gun Industry Uses Lethality As Marketing Tool (01/20/99)

1998

VPC Hails Clinton’s Call to Regulate Gun Shows (11/09/98)

Vast Majority of Handgun Makers Violate White House Trigger Lock Deal (10/14/98)

New Study Shows Murders of Women Typically Involve Domestic Violence and Guns – Press Release (09/30/98)

VPC Blasts President For Hosting Rose Garden Gun Event While Selling Out Gun Victims on Lawsuit Bill (07/08/98)

Product Liability Bill Would Block Lawsuits Against Firearms Industry By Gun Victims (06/30/98)

Second Amendment Rooted in Southern States’ Control of Slavery, Academic Experts Say (05/14/98)

Arkansas School Shooting Focuses New Attention on Youth Gun Culture (03/26/98)

VPC Releases Target America: Can the Flood of Foreign Assault Weapons be Stopped? (03/17/98)

Texas Concealed Carry Permit is “License to Kill” New Violence Policy Center Study Reveals (01/13/98)

1997

NRA, Gun Industry Attempting to Revise Assault Weapons History (12/09/97)

New Violence Policy Center (VPC) Study Labels NRA’s Eddie Eagle “Gun Safety” Program “Joe Camel With Feathers” (11/19/97)

President’s Trigger Lock Deal With Gun Industry Protects Industry–Not Children (10/09/97)

Miami Postal Clerk Who Shot Ex-Wife, Her Friend, and Then Killed Himself Had Florida Concealed Carry License (09/03/97)

Supreme Court Decision in Brady Case First Volley In Coming Battle Over National Waiting Period and Background Check for Handgun Buyers (06/27/97)

Soldier of Fortune Magazine Articles at McVeigh Trial Were Just Tip of Anti-Government Iceberg (06/11/97)

Representative Bob Barr (R-GA) to Offer Amendment to Put Guns Back Into the Hands of Wife Beaters and Child Abusers (05/12/97)

New Analysis of Florida’s Female Homicide Victims Reveals Most Women Killed by Someone They Know in a Non-Criminal Attack (04/30/97)

National Rifle Association Has Been “Technically Insolvent For Several Years” New Internal Document Reveals (03/19/97)

Landmark Legilation To Set Safety Standards For American-Made Handguns Introduced By Senator Barbara Boxer (01/09/97)

1996

Washington Post Report Of Racist Views Of National Rifle Association Researcher Not Surprising According To Recent VPC Study (07/25/96)

Gun Shows Have Become “Tupperware® Parties For Criminals” New Violence Policy Center Study Reveals (07/17/96)

New VPC Study Debunks National Rifle Association Claim To Represent “Family Values” (06/20/96)

National Rifle Association Opens 125th Annual Meeting On First Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing (04/18/96)

Product Liability Bill To Be Voted On In Senate Offers Special Protection To Unscrupulous Gun Dealers And Manufacturers Of Defective Firearms (03/18/96)

1995

Speaker’s Promise To National Rifle Association To Repeal Assault Weapons Ban Ignores Threat To Police (12/11/95)

New Study Shows Florida’s “Model” Concealed Carry Law Puts Guns Into The Hands Of Criminals (11/01/95)

Assault Weapons Are “Cop-Killers” According To New Violence Policy Center Study (09/12/95)

“Stop Arming Felons Act” Would Close Loopholes That Put Guns and Explosives Back Into The Hands Of Violent Criminals (07/24/95)

House Appropriations Committee Stops Effort To Re-Fund Program That Put Guns And Explosives Back Into The Hands Of Violent Criminals (07/11/95)

National Rifle Association Direct Mail Renews Attacks On Federal Law Enforcement (05/23/95)

National Rifle Association Accusations Of Race And Sex Discrimination At Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms “Lesson In Hypocrisy” (05/17/95)

Oklahoma Bombing Inevitable Result Of Growing Extremism Of American Gun Lobby (04/21/95)

Historic Morton Grove, Illinois Handgun Ban May Be Overturned As Result Of National Rifle Association-Backed Gun Law Preemption Campaign (03/22/95)

Gun Industry, Pro Gun Lobbying Organizations Meet At Las Vegas S.H.O.T. Show To Preview New Products And Hone Marketing And Press Strategies (01/20/95)

1994

New VPC Study Exposes Gun Industry’s Marketing Tactics While Exploding Key Myths Concerning Women and Firearms Violence (12/01/94)

Federal Tax Dollars Used To Fund School-Based Gun Industry Marketing Effort, New VPC Study Reveals (12/13/94)

1993

In Historic First, Saturday Night Special Manufacturer Tops U.S. Domestic Pistol Manufacturers (09/14/93)

New Technology–Caseless “Phantom” Ammo–Could Devastate Police Investigations (07/06/93)

1992

New Study–More Gun Dealers Than Gas Stations–Documents Criminal Abuse of Federal Gun Dealer Licenses and Regulatory Failures of Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) (12/11/92)

Violence Policy Center Study Spurs Legislation To End Federal Program To Rearm Convicted, Violent Felons (02/27/92)

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