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23 Apr, 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...


04 Apr, 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)...


06 Mar, 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...


08 Jan, 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...


21 Dec, 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...


24 Aug, 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...


06 Aug, 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...


26 Apr, 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...


11 Apr, 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...


10 Jan, 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...


14 Jun, 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...


26 Apr, 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...


13 Apr, 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...


31 Jan, 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...


19 Jan, 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...


18 Jan, 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...


11 Jan, 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...


10 Jan, 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...


26 Jul, 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...


28 Jun, 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...


15 Apr, 2010, 11:38 ET NRA Once Again Embracing Anti-Government Rhetoric

New Study Details Links Between NRA Election Volunteer Coordinators and Tea Party Movement Fifteen years ago former National Rifle Association...


26 Jan, 2010, 15:16 ET Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Per Capita Rate of Black Homicide Victimization

State's Black Homicide Victimization Rate of 36.36 Per 100,000 is Nearly Seven Times National Overall Homicide Rate of 5.30 per 100,000...


19 Nov, 2009, 13:59 ET Gun Violence Prevention Organizations Call on President Obama to Use Executive Authority to Ban Import of Armor-Piercing Pistol Used in Fort Hood Attack

In a letter sent today to the White House, America's six national gun violence prevention (GVP) organizations -- the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun...


06 Aug, 2009, 13:36 ET Pittsburgh Fitness Center Attack Only Most Recent Mass Shooting Committed by Concealed Handgun Permit Holder

At Least 26 People Have Been Killed in Recent Mass Shootings Committed by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders George Sodini, the man who opened...


22 Jul, 2009, 13:12 ET Violence Policy Center Statement on Defeat of Thune Amendment Creating National Concealed Handgun System

Following today's Senate vote defeating the Thune Amendment, which would have created a nationalized concealed handgun permitting system, the...