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  1. More Gun Dealers Than Gas Stations: A Study of Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers in America, Josh Sugarmann, Violence Policy Center, Washington, DC, 1992, 138 pages.

    This study examines abuses by Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders. The study details how at the time of its release the license's low cost and easy availability ($30 for three years for anyone who is over the age of 21 and not a convicted felon) coupled with its broad privileges (FFL holders can order guns through the mail in unlimited quantities at wholesale prices) made it a prized tool of criminal gun traffickers. The study revealed that in 1992, 80 percent of FFL holders were "kitchen-table" dealers who operated not out of storefront businesses, but out of their homes.

    This publication is $23.00, including shipping and handling. Call the Violence Policy Center (VPC) at (202) 822-8200 or write to the VPC at 1350 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20036. A copy of the VPC publications list will be included upon request.

  2. Taking Action: Passing local ordinances to get kitchen table gun dealers out of your neighborhood and other opportunities to prevent gun violence, Women Against Gun Violence/Youth ALIVE!, September 1995, 71 pages.

    This guide explains how to use local ordinances to reduce the number of illegally licensed firearms dealers�"kitchen-table" dealers�that sell guns out of their homes in residential neighborhoods rather than from a commercial storefront. This publication also makes suggestions for organizing media campaigns.

    This publication is $10.00. Call Youth ALIVE! at (510) 444-6191 x300 or write to Youth ALIVE! at 3012 Summit Street, Suite 3670, Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA 94609.

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   Five Publications Every
   Advocate Needs

   Firearms Violence - General
   Firearms Homicide
   Firearms Homicide and
   Domestic Violence
   Firearms Homicide in
   the Workplace
   Firearms Suicide

   Suicide Among Older

   Unintentional Firearm-Related
   Nonfatal Firearm-Related Injuries
   Costs of Firearms Violence
   Firearms and Crime
   Firearms Ownership,
   Concealed Carrying, and
   Self-Defense Use
   Firearms Industry - General
   Licensed Dealers

   Marketing Firearms to
   Women and Youth

   Appendix One: Groups
   and Organizations

   Appendix Two: Understanding
   and Using Statistics

All contents � 1998 Violence Policy Center