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American Bar Association - Standing Committee on Gun Violence
Addressing the problem of gun violence through public education, bar activation, and legislative effort aimed at reducing gun violence. Resources include research, links, and court decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. Federal District Courts, and State Courts.
Bellevue University - LibGuides: Gun Control
Resources categorized into books, e-books, video, databases, websites and organizations. Includes research tutorials.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Firearm Use by Offenders
Publication detail of a study of 203,300 state and federal prisoners who carried a firearm during the offense for which they were serving time in 1997, including how they acquired their firearm. Includes press release, study, spreadsheet and full questionnaire.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Firearm Use by Offenders
Report of the study of 203,300 prisoners who carried a firearm during the offense for which they were serving time in 1997. Of the state prisoners, 39.6% acquired it from friends or family, 39.2% on the street/illegal source, 8.3% from a retail store, 3.8% from a pawnshop, 1.0% from a flea market, and .7% from a gun show. [PDF]
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Firearm Violence, 1993-2011
Comprehensive 28-page report on fatal and nonfatal violent crimes committed with a firearm. Statistics include profiles of offenders, victims, crimes, locations, type of firearm and how acquired. [PDF]
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Guns in America: National Survey on Private Ownership and Use of Firearms
May 1997 report on U.S. gun ownership, acquisition, storage and uses. [PDF]
Children's Safety Network (CSN)
National resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence, offering expertise on a wide range of injury topics to state and territorial Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) programs.
Council on Foreign Relations - U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons
Statistical comparisons of the United States to Canada, Australia, Israel, United Kingdom, Norway and Japan.
Gun Violence Archive
Provides free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States.
GunPolicy.org - United States: Gun Facts, Figures and Firearm Law
Gun numbers, firearm homicide and crime, the impact of armed violence on health and development, gun laws and gun control in the United States. From the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Center for Gun Policy and Research
Dedicated to reducing gun-related injuries and deaths through the application of strong research methods and public health principles. Provides research, publications, education, and resources.
Journalist's Resource - Guns
Research roundups on various gun-related topics and events in the news, from Harvard's Shorenstein Center.
Just Facts - Gun Control
Information about guns and gun control through studies, statistics, and published facts.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service - Gun Violence
Provides information related to gun violence including Q&As, publications, CrimeSolutions.gov programs, and other resources. From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
NCJRS - Weapons Violations
Provides information related to weapons violations including background checks, straw purchases and stolen firearms. From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
NCJRS - Youth Violence
Special Feature contains links to publications and resources related to different aspects of youth violence. From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
NOW with Bill Moyers - Gun Control and Terrorism: Laws or Loopholes? | PBS
High school lesson plan on the 2nd Amendment debate in the United States.
OSF - Gun Control in the United States
April 2000 report was the first comprehensive state-by-state look at the gun laws in the United States. From the Open Society Foundations (OSF).
Poynter - What Journalists Need to Know about Guns and Gun Control
Basic primer provides gun and ammunition terminology, federal laws, statistics, the history of gun control efforts since 1791, and online resources.
Project Vote Smart - Gun Issues
Provides information on key votes in Congress, public statements by the White House, interest group ratings of the president, and state ballot measures.
ProQuest - Gun Control
Selected bibliography for current events research includes statistics,legislation, hearings, reports and documents.
ProQuest - Gun Control
LibGuide providing a selected bibliography for current events research.
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania - Gun Control
LibGuide contains resources related to issues of gun control, weapons bans, and justice.
UC Davis Health System - Violence Prevention Research Program
Addressing the causes, nature, and prevention of violence with a current emphasis on the prediction of criminal behavior, the effectiveness of waiting period/background check programs for prospective purchasers of firearms, and the determinants of firearm violence. Provides publications, references and resources.
University of Illinois Library - LibGuides: Gun Control
An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic of Gun Control. Includes overview, background, statistics, organizations, and finding articles and books.
University of Utah - Firearms Tutorial
Tutorial designed to provide a working knowledge of the types of firearms, the types of ammunition used, the nature of injuries that can be produced in the body, and the investigative techniques employed by the forensic pathologist in assessing firearms injuries.
Washtenaw Community College - Gun Control
ide to find print and electronic resources relating to the gun control debate.
Wikipedia - Gun Politics in the United States
Crowd-sourced encyclopedia article about the current status and history of the country's gun policy and legislation.
PolitiFact - Special Report: Examining the State of Gun Research
Explains why and how the NRA virtually shut down all federally sponsored research on guns and gun violence after 1994. Includes extensive list of sources. (April 26, 2013)
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