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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

Backgrounder: NRA Annual Meeting 2014

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

Freedom Group’s Militarized Marketing

Understanding the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Semiautomatic Assault Rifle Used In the LAX Shooting

  • November 2013
  • 15 Pages

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

"Smart" Guns Backgrounder

  • March 2013
  • 4 Pages

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

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

      More Guns, More Shootings

        • October 2011

        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

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

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

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

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

          Accessories to Murder

          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

          Law Enforcement and Private Citizens Killed by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders--An Analysis of News Reports, May 2007 to April 2009

          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

          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

          Judge Samuel Alito's Views Would Endanger Federal Gun Laws

          Backgrounder on Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito

          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

          • November 2002
          • 11 Pages

          When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2000 Homicide Data

          No Deal: The Drop in Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers in America

          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

          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

          John Ashcroft: Year One

          The State of the Gun Industry

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

          Kids in the Line of Fire: Children, Handguns, and Homicide

          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

          Shot Full of Holes: Deconstructing John Ashcroft's Second Amendment

          Hispanics and Firearms Violence

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

          Firearms Production in America: A Listing of Firearm Manufacturers in America with Production Histories Broken Out by Firearm Type and Caliber, 2000 Edition

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

          • March 2001
          • 238 Pages

          Closing the Gun Show Loophole: Principles for Effective Legislation

          • February 2001
          • 8 Pages

          A Deadly Myth: Women, Handguns, and Self-Defense

          John Ashcroft: The Wrong Choice to Enforce America's Gun Laws

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

          Firearms Production in America, 1975-1997— A State-by-State Breakdown

          Less Gun Dealers, Less Crime: The Drop in Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers in the Midwest

          • November 2000
          • 7 Pages

          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

          GUNLAND USA: A State-by-State Ranking of Gun Shows, Gun Retailers, Machine Guns, and Gun Manufacturers

          Guns for Felons: How the NRA Works to Rearm Criminals

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

          Unsafe in Any Hands: Why America Needs to Ban Handguns

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

          Where Did You Get That Statistic?—A Bibliography and Resource Guide for Advocates Working to Reduce Gun Death and Injury

          • January 2000
          • 45 Pages
          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

          Start 'Em Young: Recruitment of Kids to the Gun Culture

          Who Dies? A Look at Firearms Death and Injury in America - Revised Edition
          • February 1999
          • 44 Pages
          Making a Killing: The Business of Guns in America Paper Tiger?—Will the Brady Law Work After Instant Check? - Revised Edition
          • November 1998
          • 10 Pages
          Broken Promises: The Failure of the Trigger Lock "Deal" Between the Gun Industry and the White House 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? Where Did You Get That Statistic?—A Firearms and Firearms Violence Bibliography and Resource Guide for Advocates Working to Reduce Firearms Violence
          • February 1998
          • 48 Pages
          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

          • 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
           
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