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View Resource National Rifle Association of America (NRA)

National Rifle Association: Contains information on conservation, legislation, hunting issues, recruiting programs, and women's issues.
View Resource Pacific Center for Violence Prevention

Located at San Francisco General Hospital, the Pacific Center for Violence Prevention supports community-based violence prevention in California and works to reduce youth access to drugs, alcohol, and firearms. Despite the Center's focus on California, interested users from any state will find a large number of violence-prevention resources at the site. Sections for Drugs, Alcohol, and Firearms...
View Resource In The Crossfire: The Impact of Gun Violence on Public Housing Communities

Released on February 18, this 50-page report from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the first-ever comprehensive analysis of gun-related violence in public housing communities. Based on new data from HUD and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the report reveals that, while crime in public housing developments is falling, residents of public housing are more than twice as...
View Resource Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales: Midyear 1999

In March 2000, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released this report giving an "overview of the firearm check procedures in each of the States and their interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operated by the FBI." Part of the Justice Department's Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) project, the report delineates statistics on the number of applications...
View Resource JAMA: Homicide and Suicide Rates Associated With Implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act

On Wednesday August 2, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article that analyzes the Brady Bill's impact on national homicide and suicide rates. According to the authors of the study, "based on the assumption that the greatest reductions in fatal violence would be within states that were required to institute waiting periods and background checks,...
View Resource 1998 National Gun Policy Survey of the National Opinion Research Center: Research Findings

The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research in 1999 released a final report based on the research findings of a national survey on gun policies. The 64-page study reports on topics such as the regulation of firearms, gun ownership and use, knowledge and attitudes toward guns, gun violence, and...