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Gun Violence Resources: In the U.S.

Learn more about gun violence around the globe, policies, and gun safety.

Gun Violence in the United States

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Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts

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ProQuest Criminal Justice 

ProQuest Social Science

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Find books and eBooks, too:

Reducing Gun Violence in America
The Gun Debate
Do Guns Make Us Free?
Guns Across America

Gun Safety Resources

Looking for gun safety resources to boost your policy research (or to educate yourself)?

National Rifle Association: Safety and Education

Massachusetts Medical Society: Gun Safety and Your Health (and for medical professionals!)

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!

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

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.

Newtown Shooting Victims Memorial

A rose memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown, CT. 

Source: Alexisrael CC BY-SA

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: Govinfo

POLITICO News, Analysis, and Opinion: Gun Control

Pediatrics: "Childhood Firearm Injury in the United States"

Google News Feed

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This guide was created by Kelsey O'Rourke, MLIS.