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Handgun Licensing and Registration

What it Can and Cannot Do

Table of Contents


Section One: Current United States Federal Law

Section Two: Licensing and Registration

Section Three: Unintended Consequences

Section Four: A Better Way



This is the full text of the September 2000 Violence Policy Center study Handgun Licensing and Registration: What it Can and Cannot Do. For information on how to order a hard copy of this study, please return to the publications page.

The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational organization 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.

All contents 2000 Violence Policy Center