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Apr 23, 2013, 11:55 ET

NRA's Long-Running Opposition to Regulation of Common Explosives Threatens Public Safety While Benefiting Its Gun Industry "Corporate Partners" New VPC Report Reveals

Since the 1970s, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has worked to block federal regulation—including background checks on...

Apr 04, 2013, 10:17 ET

Violence Policy Center Hails Connecticut's Passage Of Comprehensive Gun Violence Prevention Package

In response to the passage of sweeping new gun violence prevention measures today by the Connecticut legislature, the Violence Policy Center (VPC)...

Mar 06, 2013, 12:44 ET

San Joaquin County Ranks #1 for Youth Homicide Victimization in California, New Study Reveals

Annual Study Compares Rates of Homicide Victimization for Californians Ages 10 to 24 by County, Race, Ethnicity, Weapon Used, Circumstance, and...

Jan 08, 2013, 14:50 ET

Violence Policy Center: While Newtown and America Grieve, Newtown, CT-based Gun Industry Trade Association National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Prepares for Its Annual Celebration of Guns Next Week in Las Vegas

NSSF-Sponsored SHOT Show begins in Las Vegas on January 15, 2013, Scheduled to Include Manufacturer of Gun Used in Newtown Shooting, Among Numerous...

Dec 21, 2012, 12:18 ET

Violence Policy Center Statement on NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre's Press Conference Today

Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center, and native of Newtown, Connecticut, issued the following statement today in...

Aug 24, 2012, 14:11 ET

Violence Policy Center Statement on Shooting Outside Empire State Building

Following the fourth high-profile shooting in little over a month, this time outside the Empire State Building in New York City and reportedly...

Aug 06, 2012, 13:04 ET

Violence Policy Center Statement on Shooting at Sikh Temple Leaving Six Dead, Others Critically Wounded

Following the second gun massacre in a little over two weeks, this time at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin leaving six victims dead and others...

Apr 26, 2012, 16:31 ET

Vast Majority of Mexican Crime Guns Originate in U.S. New ATF Trace Data Reveals

The following is being released by Violence Policy Center: The vast majority of the firearms seized in Mexico between 2007 and 2011 and traced by...

Apr 11, 2012, 11:41 ET

NRA Annual Meeting This Weekend in St. Louis, MO--State Ranked #1 for Black Homicide Victimization

Vast Majority of Missouri Black Homicide Victims Killed with Guns, State's Black Homicide Victimization Rate of 34.72 per 100,000 is Seven Times...

Jan 10, 2012, 13:17 ET

Monterey County Ranks #1 for Youth Homicide Victimization in California for Second Year in a Row, New Study Reveals

Annual Study Compares Rates of Homicide Victimization for Californians Ages 10 to 24 by County, Race, Ethnicity, Weapon Used, Circumstance, and...

Jun 14, 2011, 11:23 ET

U.S. Civilian Gun Market has Become a Militarized Bazaar, New Violence Policy Center Study Documents

Widespread Sale of Military-Style Weapons Drives Illicit Traffic to Mexico, Increases Armed Attacks on U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, and...

Apr 26, 2011, 11:33 ET

Household Gun Ownership Hits New Low - Fewer Than One Out of Three American Households Has a Gun

Gun-Free Households are a Substantial Majority, Gun-Owning Households a Shrinking Minority Household gun ownership in the United States has...

Apr 13, 2011, 10:44 ET

National Rifle Association Receives Millions of Dollars From Gun Industry "Corporate Partners" New VPC Report Reveals

Organized Corporate Solicitation Program Disproves Longstanding NRA Claim That It's Independent of Gun Industry The National Rifle Association...

Jan 31, 2011, 12:20 ET

Monterey County Ranks #1 for Youth Homicide Victimization in California, New Study Reveals

Study Compares Rates of Homicide Victimization for Californians Ages 10 to 24 by County, Race, Ethnicity, Weapon Used, Circumstance, and Location...

Jan 19, 2011, 11:42 ET

NRA and Some of Its Board Members Have Direct Financial Interests in Stopping Ban on High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines, says VPC

Board members of the National Rifle Association and its affiliated organization the NRA Foundation, as well as the NRA's lobbying division, have a...

Jan 18, 2011, 15:57 ET

Violence Policy Center Strongly Backs Ban on High-Capacity Magazines

VPC Releases "Accessories to Murder" Report with Images of High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines The Violence Policy Center (VPC), a national...

Jan 11, 2011, 15:42 ET

High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines: The Common Thread That Runs Through Mass Shootings

Violence Policy Center Details Use of High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines in 10 Prior Mass Shootings; VPC Calls on Congress to Ban High-Capacity...

Jan 10, 2011, 17:00 ET

Semiautomatic Pistol Used in Arizona Shooting Is Same Model Handgun Used in Virginia Tech Shooting

Violence Policy Center (VPC) Issues Backgrounder on Glock 19 Pistol, High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines Used in Arizona Shooting; VPC Calls on...

Jul 26, 2010, 15:38 ET

House Expected to Vote on Bill to Protect Guns From Claims of Creditors in Bankruptcy Cases

Bill Would Only Increase Risk to Families and Children in Economic Strife The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote tomorrow...

Jun 28, 2010, 11:41 ET

Violence Policy Center Statement on McDonald v. Chicago Decision

Following today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in McDonald v. Chicago that the City of Chicago's handgun ban is unconstitutional under the Second...

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