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Information surrounding firearm ownership, state gun laws, gun control advocacy organizations, personal defense resources and issues, and gun violence issues.
  1. Gun Laws by State (46)
  2. Quiz - Your State Gun Laws (49)

Firearms Transfer Background Check Quiz
Considering buying a gun and concerned about passing the background check? This quiz may help you determine if your firearm transfer will be denied.

Firearm Transfer Denial Appeal
Have you ever had to appeal a federal firearms transfer denial? How did it turn out? Share your experience with other readers.

Reasons You Can Be Denied a Firearm Transfer
If you try to buy a firearm and submit to a background check, there are specific reason why your firearm transfer might be denied.

How to Appeal a Firearm Transfer Denial
If you receive a firearms transfer denial from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) you can appeal the decision.

Local Background Checks Can Reduce Deaths
States that perform background checks at the local level before allowing someone to purchase a firearm can significantly reduce suicide and homicide rates compared with states that rely on federal-level background checks only.

Handgun Background Check System Has Loopholes
The FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, established by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, works if the individual states submit all of the data into the system.

Juvenile Possession Law
The definition of the Juvenile Possession Law as it applies to gun control.

New York City's Gun Lawsuit Gets the Okay to Proceed to Trial
New York has ruled that the City of New York may proceed with its lawsuit against gun manufacturers and sellers.

Juvenile Sale or Transfer Law
The definition of the Juvenile Sale or Transfer Law as it applies to gun control.

Quiz - Your State Gun Laws
Do you know the gun laws in your state? Take this short test and see how you do.

The Child Access Prevention Law
The definition of the Child Access Prevention Law as it applies to gun control.

ATF on the Brady Law
The ATF offers factual information about the Brady Law and the implementation of the law's regulations.

Background Checks for Firearm Transfer
This report describes background checks for firearm transfers.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Firearms and Crime Statistics
Statistical information showing incidents of violent crimes involving firearms from 1993 to 2002.

Gun Crime in the Age Group 18-20
A joint report by the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury.

Intimate Homicides by Type of Weapon & Gender of Victim, 1976-2000
Over two-thirds of the spouse and ex-spouse victims were killed by guns.

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA)
The FBI annually compiles data concerning the felonious and accidental line-of-duty deaths and assaults of law enforcement officers. Most law enforcement officers are killed with firearms, particularly handguns.

National Rifle Association (NRA)
The homepage of the National Rifle Organization, which is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes.

Parent's Guide to Firearm Safety
If you have a gun in your home or know someone who does, make sure you are familiar with these expert safety tips to help avoid gun-related accidents.

Teenager's Guide to Firearm Safety
Offer tips and "what if" scenarios to help teach teen's firearm safety.

Violence Policy Center
A national non-profit gun control advocacy organization, based in Washington, DC. The site has a collection of links, articles, and legislative updates, surrounding gun control.

Show Us Your Guns
In these uncertain times more and more families are buying guns to protect their homes and possessions. What kind of gun do you use for personal protection?See submissions

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