Publications

VPC publications date back to 1988. Most publications are available in PDF or HTML format and can be downloaded below. Some early VPC publications are available only in hard copy. For these, please contact the VPC for ordering information.

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS
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Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data

“Start Them Young” — How the Firearms Industry and Gun Lobby Are Targeting Your Children

Silencers: A Threat to Public Safety

Understanding the Saiga AK-74 Assault Rifle Used in the Dallas Police Shooting

  • July 2016
  • 5 Pages

Mass Shootings in the United States Involving High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines

  • July 2016
  • 8 Pages

Hispanic Victims of Lethal Firearms Violence in the United States | Español

Understanding the Sig Sauer MCX Assault Rifle Used in the Orlando Mass Shooting

  • June 2016
  • 13 Pages

Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data

“Start Them Young” — How the Firearms Industry and Gun Lobby Are Targeting Your Children

Silencers: A Threat to Public Safety

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 21 States and the District of Columbia in 2014

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2014 Confirms

  • January 2016

Understanding the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Semiautomatic Assault Rifle

  • December 2015
  • 14 Pages

Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2013 California Homicide Victims Ages 10 to 24 | Español

American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data

Gun Running Nation: How Foreign-Made Assault Weapons are Trafficked from the United States to Mexico and What to Do About It (a joint report released with the Washington Office on Latin America)

  • July 2015
  • 20 Pages
  • Press Release (from the Washington Office on Latin America)

Hispanic Victims of Lethal Firearms Violence in the United States | Español

Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use (2015 edition)

A Shrinking Minority: The Continuing Decline of Gun Ownership in America

  • May 2015
  • 5 Pages

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 17 States and the District of Columbia in 2013

AR-15 and AK-47 Assault Pistols: Rifle Power in a Handgun

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2013 Confirms

  • January 2015

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2012 Confirms

  • October 2014

Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2012 California Homicide Victims Ages 10 to 24 | Español

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 14 States and the District of Columbia in 2011

States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths

  • June 2014

The Consequences of the NRA’s Violent Rhetoric

  • June 2014
  • 6 Pages

Hispanic Victims of Lethal Firearms Violence in the United States | Español

Backgrounder: NRA Annual Meeting 2014

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data

Freedom Group’s Militarized Marketing

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data

Blood Money II: How Gun Industry Dollars Fund the NRA

Cash and Carry: How Concealed Carry Laws Drive Gun Industry Profits

  • July 2013
  • 23 Pages

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 12 States and the District of Columbia in 2010

Time Bomb: How the NRA Blocked the Regulation of Black and Smokeless Powder to the Benefit of Its Gun Industry “Corporate Partners” Today

Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use (2013 edition)

“Smart” Guns Backgrounder

  • March 2013
  • 4 Pages

Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2011 California Homicide Victims Ages 10 to 24  | Español

States With Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death

  • February 2013

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2010 Homicide Data

Assault Pistols: The Next Wave

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in the DMV in 2010

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2010 Homicide Data

Understanding the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Semiautomatic Assault Rifle Used in the Aurora, Colorado Mass Murder

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 10 States in 2009

Bullet Buttons: The Gun Industry’s Attack on California’s Assault Weapons Ban

  • May 2012
  • 11 Pages

American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States

Massachusetts Has Lowest Gun Death Rate in Nation

  • April 2012

“Never Walk Alone”—How Concealed Carry Laws Boost Gun Industry Sales

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2009 Homicide Data

Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2010 California Homicide Victims Ages 10 to 24 | Español

More Guns, More Shootings

States With Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death

  • October 2011

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2009 Homicide Data

VPC Backgrounder: The Ruger Mini-14 —The “Poor Man’s Assault Rifle”

  • July 2011
  • 5 Pages

VPC Backgrounder: The Glock Pistol—A Favorite of Mass Shooters

  • July 2011
  • 4 Pages

The Militarization of the U.S. Civilian Firearms Market

Blood Money: How the Gun Industry Bankrolls the NRA

Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2009 California Homicide Victims Ages 10 to 24 | Español

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2008 Homicide Data

Accessories to Murder: High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2008 Homicide Data

Drive-by America: Second Edition

Lessons Unlearned—The Gun Lobby and the Siren Song of Anti-Government Rhetoric

Target: Law Enforcement—Assault Weapons in the News

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2007 Homicide Data

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2007 Homicide Data

Indicted: Types of Firearms and Methods of Gun Trafficking from the United States to Mexico as Revealed in U.S. Court Documents

Iron River: Gun Violence and Illegal Firearms Trafficking on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Youth Gang Violence and Guns: Data Collection in California

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2006 Homicide Data

“Big Boomers”—Rifle Power Designed Into Handguns

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2006 Homicide Data

American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2005 Homicide Data

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2005 Homicide Data

An Analysis of the Decline in Gun Dealers: 1994 to 2007

  • August 2007
  • 10 Pages

Drive-By America

Backgrounder on Pistols Used in Virginia Tech Shooting

  • April 2007
  • 10 Pages

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2004 Homicide Data

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2004 Homicide Data

American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States

An Analysis of the Decline in Gun Dealers: 1994 to 2005

  • March 2006
  • 10 Pages

Judge Samuel Alito’s Views Would Endanger Federal Gun Laws

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2003 Homicide Data

A Foreign Affair: Contracting for U.S. Military and Law Enforcement Firearms

Clear and Present Danger: National Security Experts Warn About the Danger of Unrestricted Sales of 50 Caliber Anti-Armor Sniper Rifles to Civilians

Safe at Home: How D.C.’s Gun Laws Save Children’s Lives

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2002 Homicide Data

The Threat Posed to Helicopters By 50 Caliber Anti-Armor Sniper Rifles

United States of Assault Weapons: Gunmakers Evading the Federal Assault Weapons Ban

Vest Buster: The .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum—The Gun Industry’s Latest Challenge to Law Enforcement Body Armor

A Further Examination of Data Contained in the Study On Target Regarding Effects of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban

  • April 2004
  • 28 Pages

Really Big Guns, Even Bigger Lies

Illinois: Land of Post-Ban Assault Weapons

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2001 Homicide Data

Bullet Hoses: Semiautomatic Assault Weapons—What Are They? What’s So Bad About Them?

“Officer Down”—Assault Weapons and the War on Law Enforcement

Firearms Production in America: A Listing of Firearm Manufacturers in America with Production Histories Broken Out by Firearm Type and Caliber, 2002 Edition

“Just Like Bird Hunting” – The Threat to Civil Aviation From 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles

Credit Card Armies: Firearms and Training for Terror in the United States

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2000 Homicide Data

Sitting Ducks: The Threat to the Chemical and Refinery Industry From 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles

License to Kill IV: More Guns, More Crime

American Roulette: The Untold Story of Murder-Suicide in the United States

Every Handgun is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns (book)

  • March 2002
  • 238 Pages

The U.S. Gun Industry and Others Unknown: Evidence Debunking The Gun Industry’s Claim That Osama Bin Laden Got His 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles From The U.S. Afghan-Aid Program

From the Gun War to the Culture War: How the NRA Has Become the Pillar of the Right (Violence Prevention Campaign)

  • February 2002
  • 25 Pages

“A .22 For Christmas”—How the Gun Industry Designs and Markets Firearms for Children and Youth

Firearms Training for Jihad in America

Unintended Consequences: Pro-Handgun Experts Prove That Handguns Are a Dangerous Choice For Self-Defense

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1999 Homicide Data

Voting From the Rooftops: How the Gun Industry Armed Osama bin Laden, Other Foreign and Domestic Terrorists, and Common Criminals With 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles

Hispanics and Firearms Violence

Poisonous Pastime: The Health Risks of Shooting Ranges and Lead to Children, Families and the Environment

Where’d They Get Their Guns? An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001

Closing the Gun Show Loophole: Principles for Effective Legislation

  • February 2001
  • 8 Pages

From Gun Games to Gun Stores: Why the Firearms Industry Wants Their Video Games on Your Child’s Wish List

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1998 Homicide Data

Handgun Licensing and Registration: What it Can and Cannot Do

  • September 2000
  • 19 Pages

Pocket Rockets: The Gun Industry’s Sale of Increased Firepower

Guns for Felons: How the NRA Works to Rearm Criminals

Attitudes Toward and Experiences with Guns: A State-Level Perspective – Key Findings

Deadly Exceptions: Gun Manufacturers That Would be Protected by the “Small Business” Cap on Punitive Damages

The Endgame: Any Settlement of Firearms Litigation Must Address Three Specific Areas of Gun Industry Conduct and Include a Strict Enforcement Mechanism

Cashing in on the New Millennium: How the Firearms Industry Exploits Y2K Fears to Sell More Guns

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1997 Homicide Data

Gold Medal Gunslingers: Combat Shooting Targets the Olympic Games

One Shot, One Kill: Civilian Sales of Military Sniper Rifles

Making a Killing: The Business of Guns in America (book)

Broken Promises: The Failure of the Trigger Lock “Deal” Between the Gun Industry and the White House

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of Homicide Data 

Small Favors: A Sampling of Assault Weapon and Saturday Night Special Manufacturers That Would be Protected by the Product Liability Bill’s “Small Business” Cap on Punitive Damages

Young Guns: How the Gun Lobby Nurtures America’s Youth Gun Culture

Target America: Can the Flood of Foreign Assault Weapons be Stopped?

That Was Then, This Is Now: The NRA and the Gun Industry Talk About Assault Weapons–From Both Sides of Their Mouths

Joe Camel with Feathers: How the NRA with Gun and Tobacco Industry Dollars Uses its Eddie Eagle Program to Market Guns to Kids

Kids Shooting Kids: Stories from Across the Nation of Unintentional Shootings Among Children and Youth

Concealing the Risk: Real-World Effects of Lax Concealed Weapons Laws

  • 1996
  • 32 Pages

Gun Shows in America: Tupperware® Parties for Criminals

NRA Family Values: The Racism, Sexism, Legal Woes, and Gun Industry Ties of the National Rifle Association’s Board of Directors

Lawyers, Guns, and Money: The Impact of Tort Restrictions on Firearms Safety and Gun Control

Concealed Carry: The Criminal’s Companion

Cop Killers: Assault Weapon Attacks on America’s Police

Cease Fire: A Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce Firearms Violence

Female Persuasion: A Study of How the Firearms Industry Markets to Women and the Reality of Women and Guns

“Use the Schools”- How Federal Tax Dollars are Spent to Market Guns to Kids

Phantom Ammo: The Advent of Caseless Ammunition

More Gun Dealers Than Gas Stations: A Study of Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers in America

National Rifle Association: Money, Firepower & Fear (book)

  • 1992
  • 285 pages, photos

Putting Guns Back Into Criminals’ Hands: 100 Case Studies of Felons Granted Relief From Disability Under Federal Firearms Laws

Assault Weapons and Accessories in America

  • 1988
  • 42 pages