Gun Violence in the United States
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Gun Safety Resources
Looking for gun safety resources to boost your policy research (or to educate yourself)?
National Rifle Association: Safety and Education
Project ChildSafe (a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation)
Nationwide Children's: Non-Powder Guns Safety
Journal of School Health: Should Gun Safety Be Taught In Schools? Perspectives of Teachers
Get a free gun safety kit from your local police station!
Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution
Explore articles on gun violence-related topics, check out a few of our top gun violence books (and ebooks!), and fortify your research with gun violence statistics in the U.S.
It's easy to forget that mass shootings are not the only form of gun-related deaths. Even homicides only amount to about a third of all gun-related fatalities. Roughly two-thirds are suicides and another large portion are accidental deaths. Keep this in mind when navigating this guide.
Resources on the Web
Public opinion data: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research: Guns
Public opinion data: Polling the Nations: Guns
Public opinion data: Polling the Nations: Gun Control
Gun violence data, including daily summaries (note the methodology before using this data in your research, as it may differ from your own): Gun Violence Archive
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives data: Data & Statistics
Federal Bureau of Investigation data: Murder by State, Types of Weapons, 2016
For a public health perspective:Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
Pew Research Center: Gun Control
Government publications database: FDsys
POLITICO News, Analysis, and Opinion: Gun Control
Pediatrics: "Childhood Firearm Injury in the United States"
Google News Feed
This guide was created by Kelsey O'Rourke, MLIS.