GOVERNMENT & OTHER RESOURCES:
Policy Research Project (Garen Wintemute)
Located at the University of California, Davis, the VPRP works to address
the causes, nature and prevention of firearm violence. Garen Wintemute is
an emergency room physician and leading critic of the
inexpensive handgun industry.
The Center on Crime, Communities & Culture
Dedicated to creating a better understanding of and support for effective and
humane responses to criminal behavior and victimization, the Center's website
contains reports, and information on academic and research fellowships and
grants to meet this objective.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The statistics branch of the Department of Justice provides comprehensive
information about every aspect of crime. Most of their data and reports are
available online. The BJS administers the annual National Crime Victimization
Justice Information Center (National Criminal Justice Reference
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is one of the most
extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world,
providing services to an international community of policymakers and
professionals. The site serves as a clearing house of information from various
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
The ATF has the unique responsibilty of regulating the firearms, explosives,
alcohol, and tobacco industries in America. This site includes information
about ATF activities. The firearms section features online newsletters for
FFLs, updates on regulatory laws, stats, news releases and ATF publications.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI's annual "Crime in the U.S." - a comprehensive study of all crimes
reported to police departments for the year - is a leading source of
information on guns and crime.
National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice, a component of the Office of Justice
Programs, is the research and development agency of the U.S. Department of
Justice. NIJ was established to prevent and reduce crime and to improve the
criminal justice system.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
As the leading U.S. agency in injury control, this division of the CDC keeps
statistics on firearm deaths, injuries and the overall economic costs of
Handgun Control, Inc., Center to Prevent Handgun Violence
One of the leading advocates of stringent handgun laws and firearms violence
Pacific Center for Violence Prevention
This San Francisco-based organization works to prevent youth violence in
California. Their site includes an extensive list of links to statistics and
publications on guns, crime and the health costs of firearms violence.
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Dedicated to eliminating all handguns, this group has been active in the fight
against Saturday Night Specials. Their site provides many stats, publications
and information about handgun violence.
Violence Policy Center
Steering away from seeing guns as strictly a crime issue, this group studies
firearms from a public health perspective.
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility, a 1985 Nobel Prize-winning
organization, has been an outspoken critic of Saturday Night Special
manufacturers. Their site offers the medical community fact sheets and
abstracts on the health effects of gun violence.
National Rifle Association
The largest gun rights organization in the US. The NRA's web site is an
extremely comprehensive resource of the group's activities and policies,
including a wealth of statistics and literature supporting a pro-gun rights
National Shooting Sports Foundation
A trade association for the shooting industry promoting education and
participation in shooting sports.
Second Amendment Foundation
An organization dedicated to educating the public about Americans' Second