Firearms: Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.Wounds, Gunshot: Disruption of structural continuity of the body as a result of the discharge of firearms.Homicide: The killing of one person by another.Suicide: The act of killing oneself.Ownership: The legal relation between an entity (individual, group, corporation, or-profit, secular, government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as equipment, or completely a creature of law, such as a patent; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as a building.Law Enforcement: Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.Safety: Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.Crime: A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.Violence: Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.Poisons: Substances which, when ingested, inhaled, or absorbed, or when applied to, injected into, or developed within the body in relatively small amounts may, by their chemical action, cause damage to structure or disturbance of function. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Licensure: The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.Police: Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.Accidents, HomeCivil Disorders: Deliberate and planned acts of unlawful behavior engaged in by aggrieved segments of the population in seeking social change.District of Columbia: A federal area located between Maryland and Virginia on the Potomac river; it is coextensive with Washington, D.C., which is the capital of the United States.Duty to Warn: A health professional's obligation to breach patient CONFIDENTIALITY to warn third parties of the danger of their being assaulted or of contracting a serious infection.Bombs: A weapon designed to explode when deployed. It frequently refers to a hollow case filled with EXPLOSIVE AGENTS.Asphyxia: A pathological condition caused by lack of oxygen, manifested in impending or actual cessation of life.Explosive Agents: Substances that are energetically unstable and can produce a sudden expansion of the material, called an explosion, which is accompanied by heat, pressure and noise. Other things which have been described as explosive that are not included here are explosive action of laser heating, human performance, sudden epidemiological outbreaks, or fast cell growth.United StatesConsumer Product SafetyPublic Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Trinitrotoluene: A 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, which is an explosive chemical that can cause skin irritation and other toxic consequences.ExplosionsFloridaPublic Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.USSRPhysiology: The biological science concerned with the life-supporting properties, functions, and processes of living organisms or their parts.Psychoanalysis: The separation or resolution of the psyche into its constituent elements. The term has two separate meanings: 1. a procedure devised by Sigmund Freud, for investigating mental processes by means of free association, dream interpretation and interpretation of resistance and transference manifestations; and 2. a theory of psychology developed by Freud from his clinical experience with hysterical patients. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996).Psychoanalytic Theory: Conceptual system developed by Freud and his followers in which unconscious motivations are considered to shape normal and abnormal personality development and behavior.Posters as Topic: Single or multi-sheet notices made to attract attention to events, activities, causes, goods, or services. They are for display, usually in a public place and are chiefly pictorial.Congresses as Topic: Conferences, conventions or formal meetings usually attended by delegates representing a special field of interest.Freedom: The rights of individuals to act and make decisions without external constraints.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Tobacco: A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain NICOTINE and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for SMOKING.Paternalism: Interference with the FREEDOM or PERSONAL AUTONOMY of another person, with justifications referring to the promotion of the person's good or the prevention of harm to the person. (from Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 1995); more generally, not allowing a person to make decisions on his or her own behalf.Civil Rights: Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from accessed 1/31/2003)War Crimes: Criminal acts committed during, or in connection with, war, e.g., maltreatment of prisoners, willful killing of civilians, etc.Newspapers: Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Mass Media: Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.FiresHistory, 19th Century: Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Polyvinyl Chloride: A polyvinyl resin used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, including medical devices, tubing, and other packaging. It is also used as a rubber substitute.Agropyron: A plant genus of the family POACEAE. The common name of wheatgrass is also used for other plants in the family.Rhode IslandPatents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Inventors: Persons or entities that introduce a novel composition, device, or process, as well as improvements thereof.Inventions: A novel composition, device, or process, independently conceived de novo or derived from a pre-existing model.

Pediatric practice based evaluation of the Steps to Prevent Firearm Injury program. (1/300)

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of gun ownership and methods of gun storage in homes of pediatric patients before and after an educational intervention. DESIGN: Before and after trial. SETTING: Hospital based, inner city, pediatric primary care practice. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive sample of parents of patients with appointments August to November 1994. INTERVENTION: Before the intervention, participants completed an anonymous questionnaire regarding ownership and storage of guns in their home. The intervention followed the Steps to Prevent Firearm Injury program of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It began after the parent completed the questionnaire and was reinforced at subsequent visits until July 1995. Families completing a baseline questionnaire and returning to the office July to October 1995 were resurveyed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Reported change in gun ownership and methods of storage. RESULTS: A gun(s) in the home was reported by 8.7% of respondents. Matched baseline and follow up questionnaires were available for 23.6% of families. In these, gun ownership reportedly decreased after intervention from 9.4% to 7.0%, handgun ownership fell from 5.4% to 3.0%, and long gun ownership fell from 6.1% to 5.5%. Storing guns outside of a locked container did not change from the baseline prevalence of 2.7%, but keeping any gun loaded fell from 1.6% to 0.5%. All p values were >0.05. CONCLUSION: This study was unable to demonstrate a statistically significant decline in gun ownership or improvement in gun storage after a practice based intervention designed to encourage these behaviors.  (+info)

Comparing pediatric intentional injury surveillance data with data from publicly available sources: consequences for a public health response to violence. (2/300)

OBJECTIVE: A hospital based intentional injury surveillance system for youth (aged 3-18) was compared with other publicly available sources of information on youth violence. The comparison addressed whether locally conducted surveillance provides data that are sufficiently more complete, detailed, and timely that clinicians and public health practitioners interested in youth violence prevention would find surveillance worth conducting. SETTING: The Boston Emergency Department Surveillance (BEDS) project was conducted at Boston Medical Center and the Children's Hospital, Boston. METHOD: MEDLINE and other databases were searched for data sources that report separate data for youth and data on intentional injury. Sources that met these criteria (one national and three local) were then compared with BEDS data. Comparisons were made in the following categories: age, gender, victim-offender relationship, injury circumstance, geographic location, weapon rates, and violent injury rates. RESULTS: Of 14 sources dealing with violence, only four met inclusion criteria. Each source provided useful breakdowns for age and gender; however, only the BEDS data were able to demonstrate that 32.6% of intentional injuries occurred among youth aged 12 and under. Comparison data sources provided less detail regarding the victim-offender relationship, injury circumstance, and weapon use. Comparison of violent injury rates showed the difficulties for practitioners estimating intentional injury from sources based on arrest data, crime victim data, or weapon related injury. CONCLUSIONS: Comparison suggests that surveillance is more complete, detailed, and timely than publicly available sources of data. Clinicians and public health practitioners should consider developing similar systems.  (+info)

Handguns as a pediatric problem. 1986. (3/300)

Handgun injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in American society, particularly for young people. Large numbers of children are affected by handgun violence through the loss of fathers, brothers, and other relatives. Young children are injured and sometimes killed in handgun accidents. Some children and many adolescents are murdered with handguns. Because of their great lethality and very limited ability to provide personal protection, the great burden of handgun injury can best be reduced by making handguns less available. Handgun control cannot reduce rates of crime or interpersonal assault, but it can be expected to reduce the frequency and severity of injury which grows out of these situations, to levels closer to the much lower ones found in other countries. Pediatricians can contribute to this effort, as they have to the efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality from poisonings and motor vehicle passenger injury.  (+info)

Firearm-associated deaths and hospitalizations--California, 1995-1996. (4/300)

During 1995-1996, 27% of recorded injury-related deaths in California involved firearms (California Department of Health Services [CDHS], unpublished data, 1995-1996). In 1996, CDHS began passive surveillance of "severe" firearm-related injuries (i.e., resulting in death or hospitalization) with resources provided by the California Wellness Foundation. To characterize firearm-related injuries in California, CDHS analyzed death records and hospital discharge records for 1995 and 1996 (the most recent years for which population data are available to calculate rates). This report summarizes the results of the analysis, which indicate that most of the 21,985 firearm-related injuries and deaths resulted from assault.  (+info)

Mortality among recent purchasers of handguns. (5/300)

BACKGROUND: There continues to be considerable controversy over whether ownership of a handgun increases or decreases the risk of violent death. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study to compare mortality among 238,292 persons who purchased a handgun in California in 1991 with that in the general adult population of the state. The observation period began with the date of handgun purchase (15 days after the purchase application) and ended on December 31, 1996. The standardized mortality ratio (the ratio of the number of deaths among handgun purchasers to the number expected on the basis of age- and sex-specific rates among adults in California) was the principal outcome measure. RESULTS: In the first year after the purchase of a handgun, suicide was the leading cause of death among handgun purchasers, accounting for 24.5 percent of all deaths and 51.9 percent of deaths among women 21 to 44 years old. The increased risk of suicide by any method among handgun purchasers (standardized mortality ratio, 4.31) was attributable entirely to an excess risk of suicide with a firearm (standardized mortality ratio, 7.12). In the first week after the purchase of a handgun, the rate of suicide by means of firearms among purchasers (644 per 100,000 person-years) was 57 times as high as the adjusted rate in the general population. Mortality from all causes during the first year after the purchase of a handgun was greater than expected for women (standardized mortality ratio, 1.09), and the entire increase was attributable to the excess number of suicides by means of a firearm. As compared with the general population, handgun purchasers remained at increased risk for suicide by firearm over the study period of up to six years, and the excess risk among women in this cohort (standardized mortality ratio, 15.50) remained greater than that among men (standardized mortality ratio, 3.23). The risk of death by homicide with a firearm was elevated among women (standardized mortality ratio at one year, 2.20; at six years, 2.01) but low among men (standardized mortality ratio at one year, 0.84; at six years, 0.79). CONCLUSIONS: The purchase of a handgun is associated with a substantial increase in the risk of suicide by firearm and by any method; the increase in the risk of suicide by firearm is apparent within a week after the purchase of a handgun. The magnitude of the increase and the relation between handgun purchase and the risk of death by homicide differ between men and women.  (+info)

Homicide mortality in the United States, 1935-1994: age, period, and cohort effects. (6/300)

The authors analyzed homicide mortality data for the United States from 1935 to 1994, to delineate temporal trends and birth cohort patterns. This study included 850,822 homicide-attributed deaths documented by the National Center for Health Statistics, and incorporated graphical presentation, median polish, and Poisson regression modeling in an age-period-cohort analysis. Death rates from homicide in the United States doubled in the past four decades, with most of the increase having occurred during the 1960s and early 1970s. Poisson regression models confirmed that the rise of homicide mortality in both men and women was largely attributable to a significant period effect between 1960 and 1974. No discernible cohort patterns were found among women. However, homicide rates for recent male birth cohorts appeared to peak at younger ages and at higher levels. A significant increase in homicide mortality risk beginning with males born around 1965 was found by examining the residuals of median polish, and the second-order changes in the regression coefficients from the age-period-cohort model. The hike of homicide mortality during 1985 and 1994 was explained by this cohort effect. Increased prevalence of substance abuse and availability of firearms are two likely factors underlying this disturbing cohort pattern.  (+info)

Effects of Maryland's law banning Saturday night special handguns on crime guns. (7/300)

OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of a 1988 Maryland law that banned "Saturday night special" handguns on the types of guns used in crime. To determine if controls on the lawful market for handguns affect the illegal market as well. SETTING: Baltimore, Maryland, and 15 other US cities participating in a crime gun tracing project. METHODS: Cross sectional comparison of the proportion of crime guns that are banned by the Maryland law, comparing Baltimore, MD with 15 other cities outside of Maryland. Multivariate linear regression analysis to determine if observed differences between Baltimore and 15 other cities are explained by demographic or regional differences among the cities rather than Maryland's law. RESULTS: Among crime guns, a gun banned by Maryland's law is more than twice as likely (relative risk (RR) 2.3, 95% confidence interval (CI) 2.0 to 2.5) to be the subject of a crime gun trace request in 15 other cities combined, than in Baltimore. Among homicide guns, a crime especially relevant for public safety, a comparable difference (RR 2.1, 95% CI 1.1 to 4.2) was observed. The proportion of Baltimore's crime guns that are banned is 12 percentage points lower than would be expected based on its demographic and regional characteristics alone. Among crime guns purchased after 1990, a much smaller proportion in Baltimore are banned models than in 15 other cities. CONCLUSIONS: Maryland's law has reduced the use of banned Saturday night specials by criminals in Baltimore. Contrary to the claims of some opponents of gun control laws, regulation of the lawful market for firearms can also affect criminals.  (+info)

Young guns: an empirical study of persons who use a firearm in a suicide or a homicide. (8/300)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this investigation was to identify population groups at highest risk of using a firearm in a fatal incident. SETTING: Los Angeles County (California, USA). METHODS: Data were gathered from vital statistics reports and law enforcement records on the characteristics of suicide victims (n = 4799) and homicide suspects (n = 5369) from 1990 through 1994. Logistic regression was used to identify characteristics of the actor/perpetrator that were associated with firearm use. RESULTS: Persons less than 21 years old and males were more likely to use a firearm to kill themselves or someone else. Even when their other demographic attributes and characteristics of the incident itself were taken into consideration, persons under the age of 18 were substantially more likely than those 21 or more years old to use a firearm in the commission of a homicide (adjusted odds ratio = 2.59). Asians were less likely than white people to use a firearm in the commission of a suicide, whereas black people, Hispanics, and Asians were more likely than whites to use a firearm in the commission of a homicide. CONCLUSIONS: The US enacts and enforces some policies differentially by age. These data support the idea that such an approach may be warranted when addressing fatalities associated with the use of a firearm. Of particular interest, given minimum age requirements for firearm purchases, is the source of the weapons themselves.  (+info)

The above bar graph depicts the number of NFA firearms processed from applications captured in the NFRTR by Fiscal Year from FY 2005 to FY 2018. The number of NFA firearms the NFA Division processed were: 147,484 NFA firearms in FY 2005; 296,127 NFA firearms in FY 2006; 563,127 NFA firearms in FY 2007; 981,303 NFA firearms in FY 2008; 834,328 NFA firearms in FY 2009; 828,462 NFA firearms in FY 2010; 992,975 NFA firearms in FY 2011; 1,112,041 NFA firearms in FY 2012; 1,152,163 NFA firearms in FY 2013; 1,383,677 NFA firearms in FY 2014; 1,426,211 NFA firearms in FY 2015; 2,538,397 NFA firearms in FY 2016; 1,607,952 NFA firearms in FY 2017; 1,422,353 NFA firearms in FY 2018; and 1,949,822 NFA firearms in FY 2019. ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Birmingham Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) - the trade association for the firearms industry - announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Sentinel Firearms (formerly ATI), a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $5000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATFs reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearm industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.. On August. 30, 2015, Sentinel Firearms, 906 40th Street, Birmingham, Ala., was burglarized and a total 12 firearms were reported ...
An early study of the uneven distribution of sales of firearms later used in crime finds that in 1998 more than 57 percent of all recovered firearms traced by ATF were first sold by just over 1 percent of federal firearms licensees (ATF 2000a). Firearm sales were also concentrated among relatively few licensees, however, leaving open the possibility that sales of large numbers of crime-involved firearms reflected nothing more than sales volume (FBI 2000). This possibility was tested in a study of data for each handgun sold by the 421 licensees in California with sales of one hundred or more handguns annually between 1996 and 2000 (Wintemute, Cook, and Wright 2005). The study finds that it was not a likely explanation for the skewed distribution of sales of crime-involved firearms; some retailers sold crime-involved firearms not just frequently, but disproportionately-more frequently than [End Page 59] expected based on sales volume alone. The strongest predictor of disproportionate sales of ...
Different national polls tend to show slightly different rates of gun ownership. The latest household gun ownership rate in the General Social Survey, in 2014, was 32 percent. The October 2015 Gallup survey showed a higher rate of 43 percent, including guns kept on property outside of the home.. But the downward trend in gun ownership remains consistent across the national polls. According to Gallup, gun ownership has fallen by about 10 percentage points since its peak in 1993. The General Social Survey shows a 20-point drop since the mid-1970s.. But gun purchases, as measured by FBI firearm background checks, are at historic highs. And data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows that gun manufacturers are churning out record numbers of guns. Many gun rights advocates argue that these figures mean that the overall number of gun owners is growing: If more guns are being sold, more people must be owning guns.. But the declining rates of gun ownership across three major national ...
The first hypothesis of this study was supported. The results showed that children who received Eddie Eagle program training and BST scored significantly better than did those in the control group in the self-report measure. The second hypothesis of the study was also supported. Children trained with the Eddie Eagle program verbalized the safety skills message but did not demonstrate the firearm injury prevention skills when in the presence of a firearm, whereas children trained with BST verbalized the safety skills message and performed the desired safety skills in the presence of a firearm. The third hypothesis was also supported. Children trained with the BST procedure, but not those trained with the Eddie Eagle program, demonstrated the skills in naturalistic assessments, which showed that the skills learned in the after-school program could be generalized to real-world settings. Our final hypothesis, ie, that in situ training would be effective for teaching children the desired safety ...
Physicians have unique opportunities to help prevent firearm violence. Concern has developed that federal and state laws or regulations prohibit physicians from asking or counseling patients about firearms and disclosing patient information about firearms to others, even when threats to health and safety may be involved. This is not the case. In this article, the authors explain the statutes in question, emphasizing that physicians may ask about firearms (with rare exceptions), may counsel about firearms as they do about other health matters, and may disclose information to third parties when necessary. The authors then review circumstances under which questions about firearms might be most appropriate if they are not asked routinely. Such circumstances include instances when the patient provides information or exhibits behavior suggesting an acutely increased risk for violence, whether to himself or others, or when the patient possesses other individual-level risk factors for violence, such as ...
Determining the relationship between gun ownership levels and firearm homicide rates is critical to inform public health policy. Previous research has shown that state-level gun ownership, as measured by a widely used proxy, is positively associated with firearm homicide rates. A newly developed proxy measure that incorporates the hunting license rate in addition to the proportion of firearm suicides correlates more highly with state-level gun ownership. To corroborate previous research, we used this new proxy to estimate the association of state-level gun ownership with total, firearm, and non-firearm homicides. Using state-specific data for the years 1981-2010, we modelled these rates as a function of gun ownership level, controlling for potential confounding factors. We used a negative binomial regression model and accounted for clustering of observations among states. We found that state-level gun ownership as measured by the new proxy, is significantly associated with firearm and total ...
A method for facilitating firearms training is provided. The method comprises using a client computer system to access via the Internet a retrieval system on a host computer system. The retrieval system is adapted to retrieve a firearms training simulation stored in a computer database upon receiving a signal. The firearms training simulation is adapted to train a trainee in using a firearm. The method further comprises inputting the signal in a manner such that the retrieval system retrieves the firearms training simulation from the database and transfers it to the client computer system in a manner sufficient for the firearms trainee to train with the firearm.
The Canadian Firearms Registry is the gun registry managed by the Canadian Firearms Program of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) as part of the RCMPs responsibilities under the Firearms Act, 1995. It requires the registration of all restricted and prohibited firearms in Canada. The registry was introduced by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in 1993 and implemented by successive Justice Ministers Allan Rock and Anne McLellan. The net annual operating cost of the program was originally estimated to be $2 million. Originally the program required the registration of all non-restricted firearms but this requirement was dropped on April 6, 2012 by the coming into force of Bill C-19. Bill C-19 also mandated the destruction of the non-restricted records of the registry as soon as feasible. The Province of Quebec immediately filed a request for an injunction to prevent the destruction of the data. A temporary injunction was granted by the Superior Court of Quebec on April ...
The article confuses criminal use of firearms and accidental discharges. These issues warrant different treatment, much as foot pain from diabetic neuropathy and foot pain from arterial ischemia should not be lumped together. The importance of the "gun violence" issue is not prioritized against any other issues. Should we ban other dangers, such as swimming, motorcycles, and knives? The survey seeks testimonial support of the medical literature on guns (Table 3). Why? Could the respondents name any authors or titles? Much of this literature has been refuted [2]. The design of survey questions affects the results. Cassel and colleagues Table 5 lists many anti-gun ownership choices but no alternate strategies. The benefit of firearm ownership was not surveyed. The questionnaire should have been provided as an appendix to the article. If gun violence is defined as a medical issue, then perhaps it is reasonable to redefine medical malpractice as a criminal negligence issue with prison terms. That ...
The Small Arms Survey estimates that there are 270 million privately owned firearms in the United States, which equals approximately .9 firearms for every American. To my mind, thats a good start.. That number represents a large percentage of the approximately 650 million firearms in private hands across the globe. This is why Americans enjoy much more freedom, peace, and prosperity than so many of our brothers in other lands.. Americans lead in private firearms ownership is increasing; Americans purchase more than half of the eight million new small arms which are manufactured every year. Our close competitors include Finland (.56 firearms per person) and Switzerland (.46 firearms per person).. According to Keith Krause, the director of the Geneva-based study, "The figures dispel the idea that gun ownership and high levels of violence necessarily go hand in hand. Theres no clear relationship between more guns and higher levels of violence.". If you know someone who does not own a firearm - ...
Findings: "Empirical research on firearms and violence has resulted in important findings that can inform policy decisions. In particular, a wealth of descriptive information exists about the prevalence of firearm-related injuries and deaths, about firearms markets, and about the relationships between rates of gun ownership and violence. Research has found, for example, that higher rates of household firearms ownership are associated with higher rates of gun suicide, that illegal diversions from legitimate commerce are important sources of crime guns and guns used in suicide, that firearms are used defensively many times per day, and that some types of targeted police interventions may effectively lower gun crime and violence. This information is a vital starting point for any constructive dialogue about how to address the problem of firearms and violence. While much has been learned, much remains to be done, and this report necessarily focuses on the important unknowns in this field of study. ...
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How to Get a Gun Dealers License. A gun dealers license, formally known as a Federal Firearms License (FFL), is regulated on the federal level by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). To get a gun dealers...
As expected, on average, younger individuals, have significantly lower suicide mortality than their older peers. For all methods, except firearms, younger age is associated with significantly lower suicide mortality independent of gender. Although the protective effect of younger age is less pronounced for more lethal methods, it remains significant even among those who used the second most lethal suicide method-suffocation. However, the considerable protective effect of youth vanishes among firearm users; for both males and females, suicide mortality is remarkably uniform across all age categories of firearm users.. For all methods except firearms, younger age protects against mortality regardless of suicide method and gender-our proxies for intention die. It seems that robust health and other characteristics of younger individuals lower suicide mortality independent of their intention to die. However, whatever protection younger age confers, firearms negate. It is unlikely that this lack of an ...
PROVIDENCE - A Providence man appeared in federal court in Providence today and admitted to selling fentanyl and firearms on multiple occasions to an individual assisting the FBI Safe Streets Task Force during a Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation into the trafficking of drugs and firearms in Providence.. Appearing before U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith, Jean Sajous, 28, admitted to the Court that between May 24, 2018 and June 20, 2018, he made multiple sales of fentanyl and on two occasions sold a firearm to a confidential source assisting the Safe Streets Task Force.. Sajous admitted to the Court that he sold the individual a total of 5.34 grams of fentanyl. Sajous also admitted to selling the individual a .25 caliber pistol and a 9mm pistol. Following each transaction, the fentanyl and the firearms were immediately seized by Safe Streets Task Force agents.. Sajouss guilty plea to two counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of fentanyl, one count ...
A safety device (1) for fire-arms (11), includes actuator elements (10; 10′; 19, 20, 21, 21′, 22), suitable to engage with mechanical parts of the fire-arm (11) so as to prevent and/or permit its operation; and a control unit (2), operatively connected with the actuator elements (10; 10′; 19, 20, 21, 21′, 22), the control unit (2) including transceiving elements (3), cooperating with certification outer members brought by an authorized user (U) for exchanging signals with the same for codified remote control of the actuator elements (10; 10′; 19, 20, 21, 21′, 22). A remote control system for one or more firearms provided with the safety device is also disclosed.
This is a data set of state specific firearm legislation in 2009. Firearms are ubiquitous in the US, and the high rates of firearm ownership have been directly associated with increased risk of firearm-related mortality. Firearm violence prevention has had limited success in the form of a federal law, "Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act", (Pub.L.103-159, 107 Stat. 1536, enacted November 30, 1993, effective on February 28, 1994), commonly called the Brady Law. The Brady Law requires background checks to be conducted on individuals before a firearm may be purchased from a federally licensed dealer, manufacturer or importer-unless an exception applies. However, the loopholes to this statute allow unfettered sales from unlicensed dealers. To offset the limitations of the Brady Law, several states have instituted separate laws intended to fill these gaps. States have implemented firearm laws in an effort to reduce firearm access to children and to regulate firearm storage practices. Conversely, ...
Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or any law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations district court judge or magistrate for an emergency substantial risk order to prohibit a person who poses a substantial risk of injury to himself or others from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. If an emergency substantial risk order is issued, a judge or magistrate may issue a search warrant to remove firearms from such person. An emergency substantial risk order shall expire on the fourteenth day following issuance of the order. The bill requires a court hearing in the circuit court for the jurisdiction where the order was issued within 14 days from issuance of an emergency substantial risk order to determine whether a substantial risk order should be issued. Seized firearms shall be retained by a law-enforcement agency for the duration of
Relating to possession of certain firearms by minors; parental permission; penalty. Requires any minor who possesses certain firearms in the home or on the property of his parent, grandparent, or legal guardian to have prior permission from such parent, grandparent, or legal guardian to possess such firearms.
Chancellor White signed an updated version of the FIELD FIREARMS POLICY 02.09.020 on October 9, 2018. A copy of the policy can be found on the chancellors website at Please read the policy prior to submitting a request to carry firearms in the field. The Procedures section of the policy directs the applicant to fill out a Firearms Applicant Form. Please use this form to submit your request to your dean/director who will submit it to EHSRM for approval to the Chancellor. This will help process your request in a more timely manner. EHSRM will request proof of training, so please provide this with your form. For questions, please contact Brandon Cruz at 474-6164 or at [email protected] ...
Gun control is an issue surrounded by (some would say submerged in) myth and misunderstanding. We present here ten myths that are most frequently raised . . . and, from our perspective, most commonly misunderstood.. Myth No. 1: Guns cause crime. A review of the academic literature shows that there is no relationship between the number of guns and the amount of crime in the United States. Criminologists Gary Kleck and E. Britt Patterson reported in 1993 their finding that gun ownership had no significant effect on the rates of murder, assault, robbery, or rape in the U.S. Between 1973 and 1992, the rate of gun ownership in the U.S. increased by 45 percent (from 610 guns per 1,000 people to 887). The homicide rate during that period fell by nearly 10 percent (from 9.4 homicides per 100,000 people to 8.5).. Myth No. 2: Gun control laws reduce crime. Firearms have been regulated with increasing stringency in the United States for most of the past thirty years. Nevertheless, the number of firearms in ...
The physicians of Texas continue to grieve with our fellow Texans over yet another heinous episode of gun violence," Texas Medical Association President David C. Fleeger, MD, told Texas Medicine Today. "We are tremendously proud of our fellow physicians and other attending professionals who are thrust into responding to these crises. These frontline physicians share in the trauma and horror along with the patients and their families in places such as El Paso.". Spurred by the tragic events in Sutherland Springs in 2017 and Santa Fe in 2018, the TMA House of Delegates earlier this year adopted two comprehensive reports that establish new association policy on firearms safety. The reports were prepared by a specially appointed TMA Workgroup on Firearms, chaired by Fort Worth pediatrician Gary Floyd, MD, a member of the TMA Board of Trustees. The new policy states that TMA "recognizes gun violence as a public health issue requiring promotion of evidence-based strategies" and says medical societies ...
President Obama may have ended the 17-year ban on gun violence research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but even if Congress restores research funds, experts say the damage runs deeper than funding cuts.. Since the 1996 ban, many of the leading researchers of the 1980s and 1990s have moved on to other specialties, and some said theyve even discouraged students from specializing in gun violence research because the work doesnt pay. The ban also helped make gun-related questions controversial even for studies not funded by the government, and it will take years to restore available data to what it once was.. "Good research was being done by Art [Kellermann] and by us and by others on what the risk factors were for firearm violence, and how it might be prevented and so forth," said Dr. Garen Wintemute, an emergency room physician and leader on gun violence research at the University of California at Davis. "I wont say it halted, but it decreased substantially in ...
My grandfather had a saying that locks were for keeping law abiding people out of your home. A criminal couldnt care less about the locks on your doors, he finds a way to break into your house anyway. Same goes for criminals being in possession of firearms. No amount of background checks, restrictions, registrations, etc., are going to keep firearms out of the hands of the criminal element in this world. And the argument that if no one possesses a weapon legally would mean there are none for criminals to steal is ludicrous! There are more than enough firearms in the hands of the criminal element that they dont require legally owned firearms in order to be armed and commit crime using them. The only thing removing firearms from law abiding citizens will accomplish is MORE murders, robberies and other violent crimes using firearms because there would be no deterrent to criminals using firearms, such as the fear that the intended victim may well be armed. Its cliché to say it, but if guns are ...
LOS ANGELES - On the very day a suspect armed with an AR-15-style rifle strolled into a Florida high school and killed 17 people, California Department of Justice (DOJ) special agents removed 28 firearms and 66,000 rounds of ammunition from the home of a Los Angeles man who is legally barred from owning weapons and who is listed in the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) database.. On February 14, 2018, the DOJ special agents went to the Temple City home of Steven David Ponder, 57, to search for four firearms registered in California that had not been relinquished. During a search of Ponders home, agents found and seized 28 firearms and 66,000 rounds of ammunition. Twelve of the firearms were assault style weapons; 13 of the firearms were AR-15-style rifles, similar to the weapon used in the recent Florida mass shooting; and 11 were ghost guns, in which two were also short barrel, AR-15 style, fully automatic machine guns. Ghost guns are firearms that are untraceable by law enforcement due ...
In 1989, California became "the first state to ban assault weapons," and since that time, it has enacted a steady stream of gun controls, only to see violent crime rise and high-profile shootings-including terror attacks-betray the lie that gun control saves lives.. Just days ago, Governor Jerry Brown signed new gun controls into law. Those controls include a requirement that ammunition purchasers go through a background check just like firearms purchasers and "impose new restrictions on assault weapons," according to The New York Times.. It is crucial to note that the "new restrictions on assault weapons" are the result of the old restrictions being circumvented. Although this circumvention was lawful in some cases-via the use of bullet buttons to remove magazines-the fact that it happened so easily only bolsters arguments from the NRA, Gun Owners of America, Breitbart News, and others who stress that gun control does not prevent criminals from getting the guns they need. And now, with the new ...
Doctors in America are up in arms over the suggestion that they have no business advising their patients on gun ownership and safety. The incensed medics insist that its their duty to tell Americans not to keep guns in the home, or if they do, to keep them unloaded and locked away.. The debate on this issue was kicked off in June when a law went into effect in Florida which placed limits on doctors ability to ask their patients what guns they owned and how they kept them stored, and prevented them entering any such information into peoples medical records. Similar measures have been proposed to prevent medics interfering in the relationship between US citizens and their often-treasured firearms in other states, though no other such laws have yet made it onto the books.. The passage of the Florida law made Dr Eric Fleegler of the Childrens Hospital Boston pretty mad. He and some colleagues have written a paper, published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, which contends ...
Posted on 06/20/2011 9:11:22 AM PDT by drypowder. Gun ownership, carrying a gun linked to heavy alcohol use Large, multi-state study shows certain gun owners more likely to drink excessively June 14, 2011 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) Gun owners who carry concealed weapons or have confronted another person with a gun are more than twice as likely to drink heavily as people who do not own guns, according to a study by UC Davis researchers. Binge drinking, chronic heavy alcohol use, and drinking and driving were all more common among gun owners generally than among non-owners, even after adjusting for factors such as age, sex, race, and state of residence. But alcohol abuse was most common among firearm owners who participated in gun-related behaviors that carry a risk of violence, which also included having a loaded, unlocked firearm in the home and driving or riding in a vehicle with a loaded firearm. The UC Davis study, which appears online in the journal Injury Prevention, analyzed telephone survey ...
Mothers at a rally against gun violence, Philadelphia 2016. PA Images. All rights reserved.Somewhere at the intersection of gender and violence in the United States falls gun violence. Five women are killed with guns every day in the US, according to a 2014 Center for American Progress report. Between 2001 and 2012 more than 6,400 women were killed by intimate partners using guns - more than the total number of US troops killed during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. Furthermore, women in the US are 11 times more likely to die this way than women in other high-income countries.. These staggering statistics might take your breath away, but each has its own story - of domestic violence, a mass shooting, homicide on the street corner, or suicide. The whole world hears about the biggest mass shootings - Aurora, Charleston, Newtown, and Orlando. But the majority of gun violence happens on this daily basis, barely even making the local nightly news. The 2017 Nobel Womens Initiative conference ...
I attended a community forum on October 9, 2017, organized by the Heartland Coalition Against Gun Violence, a program of Grandparents Against Gun Violence, and with co-sponsors that included the Center for Practical Bioethics. Plenary speaker Nicole Hockley urged us to pay attention to signs of a potential shooter. She claims that most incidents of gun violence are preventable, not so much by reducing the number of weapons (although she is not opposed to such efforts), but by identifying those whose trajectory of emotional-relational distress seems headed towards an act of violence, most often involving self-harm.. As the Public Service Announcement recently released by Hockleys organization compellingly demonstrates, interventions can happen only if we are paying attention to those lurking in a lonely background. The 2½ minute YouTube video, "Evan," is a must see and show for teachers, clergy, parents and other community leaders ( Ms. Hockley is ...
On the day of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., we published a chart showing the Sisyphean nature of the national gun control discussion. In the immediate aftermath of a shooting, such as the one that took place in Aurora, Colo., mentions of the term "gun control" spike in the news media. In a matter of days, that discussion all but disappears.. This time was supposed to be different. "It is hard to believe this will not be a watershed moment when we start to talk about, deal with and even perhaps legislate on guns," ABC Newss Z. Byron Wolf wrote. He was one among many in the media who believed the momentum for gun control legislation was strong enough to turn the tide on a familiar pattern.. Blame it on the fiscal cliff, blame it on Christmas, blame it on our ability to forget, but the national discussion about gun control has once again ebbed. Mentions of the term "gun control" on television, in newspapers, and in online media are down to pre-Sandy Hook levels, ...
Subsonic ammunition is ammunition designed to operate at speeds below the speed of sound, which at standard conditions is 343.2 m/s (1,126 ft/s). This avoids the supersonic shockwave or "crack" of a supersonic bullet, which, particularly for suppressed firearms, influences the loudness of the shot. Subsonic ammunition usually uses heavier bullets to retain as much energy as possible at the lower velocities. Some subsonic ammunition is used in non-suppressed firearms to gain the advantages of heavier bullet weights. In this instance, heavier bullets are loaded in standard ammunition, which reduces muzzle velocity below the speed of sound. As an example, the very common 9×19mm Parabellum standard military round is a 7.5 grams (116 gr) bullet at velocities typically around 400 metres per second (1,300 ft/s). Subsonic loads for 9mm commonly use 9.5 grams (147 gr) bullets at velocities of 300 metres per second (980 ft/s). For these ammunition loads, balancing bullet weight and velocity are required ...
H.R.34 : Blair Holts Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013 H.R.35: Latest Title: Safe Schools Act of 2013 H.R.65 : Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 H.R.93 : Fire Sale Loophole Closing ActH.R.117 : Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013 H.R.133 : Citizens Protection Act of 2013 H.R.137 : Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013 H.R.226 : Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Red H.R.138 : Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Actuction for our Streets Act H.R.141 : Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013 H.R.142 : Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 H.R.226 : Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act H.R.227 : Buyback Our Safety Act H.R.236 : Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2013 H.R.238 : Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act H.R.321 : Firearm Safety and Public Health Research Act of 2013 H.R.329 : Strengthening Background Checks Act of 2013 H.R.332 : Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act H.R.339 : Fairness in ...
H.R.34 : Blair Holts Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013 H.R.35: Latest Title: Safe Schools Act of 2013 H.R.65 : Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 H.R.93 : Fire Sale Loophole Closing ActH.R.117 : Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013 H.R.133 : Citizens Protection Act of 2013 H.R.137 : Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013 H.R.226 : Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Red H.R.138 : Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Actuction for our Streets Act H.R.141 : Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013 H.R.142 : Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 H.R.226 : Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act H.R.227 : Buyback Our Safety Act H.R.236 : Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2013 H.R.238 : Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act H.R.321 : Firearm Safety and Public Health Research Act of 2013 H.R.329 : Strengthening Background Checks Act of 2013 H.R.332 : Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act H.R.339 : Fairness in ...
The Catholic bishops of the United States said they remain focused on seeking "reasonable restrictions" on gun ownership without infringing upon Second Amendment rights.
How is Oregonians Against Gun Violence abbreviated? OAGV stands for Oregonians Against Gun Violence. OAGV is defined as Oregonians Against Gun Violence rarely.
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On October 1, the U.S. experienced its deadliest mass shooting in modern history, as the massacre in Las Vegas left at least 59 dead and over 500 injured. Recently we again witnessed another deadly mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 25 people were fatally shot. Over and over again, such mass shootings are the tragic inflection points that exemplify the daily toll that gun violence takes on the lives of Americans. In 2015, there were nearly 36,000 U.S. firearm-related fatalities.i It is critical that we address gun violence as the significant public health threat that it is, so that we can enact policies that significantly reduce firearm-related morbidity and mortality ...
The wiretap affidavit also details the very sort time-to-crime for many of the firearms purchased during Fast nd Furious. For example, on November 6, 2009, November 12, 2009, and November 14, 2009, Straw Purchaser Y purchased a total of 25 AK-47 type firearms from an FFL in Arizona. On November 20, 2009-just eight days later-Mexican officials recovered 17 of these firearms in Naco, Sonora, Mexico. Another straw purchaser, Straw Purchaser Q, purchased a total of 17 AK-47 type firearms from an FFL on November 3, 2009, November 10, 2009, and November 12, 2009. Then, on December 9, 2009, Mexican officials recovered 11 of these firearms in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, along with approximately 421 kilograms of cocaine, 60 kilograms of methamphetamine, 48 additional firearms, 392 ammunition cartridges, $2 million in U.S. currency, and $800,000 in Mexican currency. Once again, although ATF was aware of these facts, no one was arrested, and ATF failed to even approach the straw purchasers ...
U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced yesterday that a federal jury convicted TROY KENDRICK, JR., a St. John Parish resident, for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Gun Control Act. Following a four-day trial, the jury found KENDRICK guilty of conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, and of possessing a firearm after being convicted of a prior felony.. According to the evidence presented at trial, from January to August of 2016, KENDRICK and his co-conspirators distributed cocaine in Reserve, Louisiana. KENDRICK sold cocaine to lower-level drug dealers, who in turn sold both powder cocaine and crack cocaine to other dealers and to users. In June of 2016, while federal agents had a wiretap on KENDRICKs telephone, KENDRICK was involved in a shootout in LaPlace, Louisiana. On August 17, 2016, when law enforcement officers arrested KENDRICK and searched his home pursuant to a search warrant, they found five firearms, a ...
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, gun sales have substantially increased in the last few years. The United States sells more firearms to its citizens than any other country in the world. In 2013, almost 15 million firearms sold, up from about seven million in 2002. The volatile political climate in the United States is regularly blamed for this increase. Most of the approximately 300 million gun owners cite fear of new gun control policies as one of the reasons for the rush to purchase firearms.. The fears that gun restrictions through legislation are almost solely responsible for this drastic spike in gun sales. The tragic mass shootings in recent years have created panic buying for many who only want to protect themselves and their family. They fear that new gun-control restrictions will take away this right. Gun manufacturers and retail gun store dealers share the belief that the policies set forth by President Obama are having a significant impact on gun ...
According to a most recent FBI crime statistic 54% of our nations homicides by gun violence occur in blacks ages 1 to 34. Chicago boast 318 children shot in 2012. Also according to the stats the majority of the guns used in these homicides were not purchased legally. How will restricting the liberties of the second amendment reduce this awful fact of American life? How can we ignore 54% of the nations homicides perpetrated by a relatively small group of citizens primarily with stolen firearms? Perhaps if our politicians and media are truly serious about stopping gun violence we could take pointers from Europe. A simple solution that would put a big dent in our nations gun violence would be to profile blacks for search and gun seizure, especially in places like Chicago. Since gun control policy seems to have little effect on this small group of citizens who are responsible for over half of our nations gun violence a targeted effort would go a long way to chip away at a very sad American ...
The investigators will analyze merged, longitudinal, multivariable data from public mental health and criminal justice systems in Connecticut, Florida, and Virginia, to test the effectiveness of firearms laws restrictions on access to guns for persons with a history of mental health adjudication.. Trends in arrests for gun-related crimes and fatalities for large cohorts of individuals diagnosed with serious mental disorder will be examined along with trends in the general population. The effects of gun laws will be estimated by comparing trends in gun violence for persons disqualified vs. not disqualified from gun purchase due to mental health history, and during the period before vs. after states implementation of reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The study will empirically test three theories of the relationship between mental illness and risk of gun violence: psychopathological motivation, which attributes violent behavior directly to features and ...
identifying and summarizing research gaps. Firearms laws were identified as high-priority interventions for violence prevention review in April 1997 by a group of consultants representing diverse experience. The group generated a comprehensive list of strategies and created a priority list of interventions for review on the basis of 1) the potential to reduce violence in the U.S. population; 2) the potential benefits of expanding use of seemingly effective, but underutilized, interventions and reducing use of seemingly ineffective, but overutilized, interventions; 3) current interest in this intervention among potential audiences; and d) diversity of intervention types. The interventions included in this review address several of the objectives outlined in Healthy People 2010 (13), the disease prevention and health promotion agenda for the United States. Many of the Healthy People 2010 objectives outlined in Chapter 15, Injury and Violence Prevention, relate to firearms laws and their proposed ...
The handwringing exercise from an assembled group of healthcare professionals protesting proposed changes to the Firearms Act is disappointing for a number of reasons. A prominent expert in violence studies, Professor Samara McPhedron from Griffith University has estimated that the cost to the Australian taxpayer of the NFA over the last 22 years exceeds $1 billion. A number of studies from researchers working for the Australian Institute of Criminology has stated that the firearm murder and suicide rate was falling well before the 1996 and that the NFA made no difference to the downward trend. The $1billion that was squandered on creating a minefield of "gotcha" regulations for law abiding citizens to navigate in order to undertake a benign activity could have funded lifesaving medical equipment and training that could have saved perhaps 1000s of lives.. One of the group stated that firearm violence used to claim as many lives as the road toll. I dont know where he got that idea. The ABS has ...
October 19th, 2017. I dont know about you, but Im getting sick and tired of our Congressional leaders here in Idaho remaining silent on the current gun control efforts in D.C.!. After 8 years under President Obama, we thought we might be able to take a breath from the constant attack on our gun rights and go on OFFENSE!. But that isnt the case!. Now, Republicans who control the White House and Congress are looking at backing meaningless gun control to appease Michael Bloomberg and his allies in Congress.. Its up to you and me to stop them - more on that in a second.. We warned gun owners that this entire gun control push had nothing to do with "bump stocks.". Bloomberg, Pelosi, Feinstein, and the usual gun grabbers dont just want "bump stocks." They want much more than that and the proof is in the pudding.. H.R. 3999 is the "bi-partisan" gun control bill being touted by the media as the "ban on bump stocks.". The problem?. The bill doesnt actually say anything about bump stocks.. You see, ...
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by Charles M. Blow, New York Times, 21 January 2011 Recent events in Tucson have focused discussion on the relationship between gun ownership and violence. In the present article, Blow writes, Obama the gun-control supporter surely knows how anomalous we are among comparable nations. We are a violent society whose intense fealty to firearms has deadly consequences. To make the international comparison, the article presents the following graphic which plots the percentage of a countrys homicides committed with firearms against gun ownership rates, measured in firearms per 100 people. This scatterplot is enhanced by plotting data points as spheres whose relative size reflects firearm homicides per capita, so there are effectively three variables represented on the plot (actually a fourth, categorical variable is included since the spheres are color-coded by continent). Discussion Questions 1. Just looking at North America, how do the US, Canada and Mexico compare on the three variables? 2. ...
My mom, when I was expressing my frustration about the upcoming gun control attempts, said, "Im a pacifist, but everyone still knows that the presence of guns makes us safer.". Statistics are great and all, but they frankly dont even matter in this discussion. The 2nd Amendment never says, "As long as murder rates are low enough, you can bear arms.". Assumptions Of Gun Control: The Police Can Contain The Threat/The Civility Of Society Is Real And Not An Illusion. Our law enforcement officers do an incredible job of responding to threats, patrolling, and dealing with a metric ton of horsecrap. I count one of them among my close friends and am very much pro-police; they do not get enough credit, pay, or respect from the general population.. The police, however, cannot always contain the threats faced by society. There can only be so many police officers on street corners and in so many neighborhoods at any given time. Its why every time there is a mass shooting, ordinary people flock to ...
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... write brothers Chris and Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition, a cooperative of clubs, grass roots groups and activists fighting ... Firearms Coalition: Solutions wont save lives. Chris and Jeff Knox Published 7:09 p.m. ET March 22, 2018 , Updated 8:15 p.m ... Firearms Coalition: Solutions wont save lives. Parkland students grief is being exploited for political gain, write ... Firearms Coalition: Solutions wont save lives Parkland students grief is being exploited for political gain, write brothers ...
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A national computerized firearm registry in Canada was supposed to cost taxpayers $2 million. Instead, it has held them up for ... The measure stiffened Canadas penalties for firearms offenses and called for the creation of a national computerized firearm ... 1, 2003, to gradually register the countrys estimated 7 million firearms. Instead, firearm owners delayed filing their ... the Firearm Interest Police System (FIPS). This database in turn would be integrated with CPIC and the new firearm registry in ...
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... Children living with an adult gun owner who misuses alcohol are at increased risk ... In firearm-owning households, 67 percent of children living with an adult who misused alcohol were exposed to at least one ... "Sixteen percent of youth under the age of 18 in Washington state live in a home where a firearm is stored in a way other than ... Among them, over half live in a household in which a firearm has not been safely stored by being unloaded and locked up. ...
Theres no need to panic about 3D printed firearms. But the technology raises issues that we need to address now, not after ... ALLHANDS: 3D printed firearms are not the threat everyone says. This is when the First, not Second, Amendment argument comes in ... Its better to overthink 3D printed guns than to not think about them at all Theres no need to panic about 3D printed firearms ... We have a right to firearms as Americans, and that needs to be protected and respected. But is desiring a weapon because its " ...
Related "Firearms" Articles. Plainville Hartford Man Killed Wednesday Had History Of Violence Against Women. DAVID OWENS, ... Firearms. Hartford Man Killed Wednesday Had History Of Violence Against Women. WEST HARTFORD - The 23-year-old Hartford man ... In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, more than 11,161 people were killed with a firearm ... Firearm Violence: A Public Health Problem. ANDREW PAPACHRISTOS AND TRACEY MEARES , OP-ED ...
A cache of firearms and explosives, suspected to have been buried for more than 10 years, has been found on a farm near ... Firearms, explosives found on farm. 2012-10-01 11:25 Johannesburg - A cache of firearms and explosives was found buried on a ... A] farm worker discovered abandoned explosives and firearms on Sunday while bulldozing a field to get rid of Blue Gum trees," ...
A rocket launcher and automatic rifles were among the 57,000 firearms handed in during a three-month gun amnesty in Australia, ...
The fashion for firearms. Paul Acres is Chief Constable of the Hertfordshire force, and spoke to us as chairman of ACPO s ... In the event of a decision to arm all officers 43% said they would be prepared to carry firearms on duty or all of the time * 6 ... But 40% said more officers should be trained to use firearms * 42% felt their life had been in serious danger as a result of ... In Britain, those selected for training in the use of firearms are usually older, more experienced officers. They have to pass ...
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... firearm-related injuries averaged 28,687 fatalities per year between 1999 and 2007. For every firearm-related death, ... About one third of US households have firearms[1,5]; 61% of these residences (or 19% of all homes in the United States) likely ... Firearm-related violence, injury, disability (physical and psychological), and death continue to be major public health ... Many clinicians recognize the value of asking patients about the presence of firearms in the home as part of their patient ...
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  • Each year, hundreds of U.S. citizens face arrest in other countries because they are carrying firearms or ammunition, much of which they could legally possess in the United States. (
  • Check your vehicle thoroughly for firearms or ammunition if you plan to cross the border! (
  • Review the Department of Homeland Security's rules for exporting a firearm, the Transportation Security Administration's rules for flying with firearms and ammunition , and the Department of State's International Traffic in Arms regulations . (
  • If you are using the same luggage for international travel that you did to transport a firearm or ammunition, or taking a vest or jacket you might have carried ammunition in, check them thoroughly for any loose cartridges or other items that might be contraband in your intended destination. (
  • The following are terms related to firearms and ammunition topics. (
  • ammunition belt is a device used to retain and feed cartridges into a firearm. (
  • Reuters) - Walmart Inc said on Wednesday that it was raising the minimum age at which customers could buy firearms and ammunition to 21 years. (
  • Under the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) was given wide latitude on the enforcement of regulations pertaining to holders of Federal Firearms Licenses (FFL) (which enable an individual or a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture or importation of firearms and ammunition , or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms). (
  • Among the reforms intended to loosen restrictions on gun sales were the reopening of interstate sales of long guns on a limited basis, legalization of ammunition shipments through the U.S. Postal Service , removal of the requirement for record keeping on sales of non- armor-piercing ammunition , and federal protection of transportation of firearms through states where possession of those firearms would otherwise be illegal. (
  • Those who propose gun control as the solution - restrictions on certain types of firearms and ammunition feeding devices, registration, waiting periods, mandatory training, etc. - are misguided at best, or at worst have ulterior motives. (
  • Ammunition must be shipped separately from packages that contain firearms (including handguns). (
  • See the UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions of Service - United States and the UPS Rate and Service Guide in effect at the time of shipping ("UPS Terms") for information regarding firearm and ammunition shipments. (
  • Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website. (
  • Keeping a gun locked, unloaded, with ammunition stored separately and locked is associated with a protective effect and is a feasible strategy to reduce firearm injuries in homes with youth. (
  • Another 19 firearms were found in Paddock's Mesquite, Nevada, home on Monday, along with explosives and several rounds of ammunition. (
  • Basics of a Firearm Analysis Matching a weapon to the bullet Definition of Forensic: ballistics The study of ammunition used,traces of a shot, bullet holes, bullet scratches, dents, and distance of shot. (
  • In breech-loading weapons, the general mechanism for handling ammunition is known as the firearm action. (
  • The South African Police Service (SAPS) has destroyed more than 14 000 illegal firearms and ammunition in Vereeniging, south of Johannesburg. (
  • On Monday, police spokesperson Lieutenant Nqobile Gwala said 52 firearms and 293 live rounds of ammunition were seized. (
  • Forty-four suspects were arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. (
  • The man was taken to Tweeds Heads Police Station where he was charged with 11 offences including two counts of possessing an unregistered firearm, two counts of not keeping firearm safely, three counts of possessing ammunition without holding a licence/permit/authority, supplying a prohibited drug, possessing a prohibited drug, and possessing a prescribed restricted substance. (
  • Miscellaneous Prohibited Items - In addition to all of the other prohibited items we find weekly, our officers also regularly find firearm components, realistic replica firearms, bb and pellet guns, airsoft guns, brass knuckles, ammunition, batons and many other prohibited items too numerous to note. (
  • PAC makes no warranties or representations whatsoever and no employee or consultant of PAC has the authority to do otherwise, concerning the operation of firing condition, fitness for use, safety to store, or reliability, of any firearm, ammunition, or parts. (
  • The ATF also regulates via licensing the sale, possession, and transportation of firearms, ammunition, and explosives in interstate commerce . (
  • The National Safety Council's " Injury Facts-2017 Edition " shows that the number of fatal firearms accidents dropped 17 percent from 2014 to 2015 to 489, the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1903. (
  • Spurred by the tragic events in Sutherland Springs in 2017 and Santa Fe in 2018, the TMA House of Delegates earlier this year adopted two comprehensive reports that establish new association policy on firearms safety. (
  • In 2017, TMA testified in support of a bill to designate a special month to focus public conversation on firearm violence. (
  • In our 2017 members survey one-in-eight constabulary reported being threatened by a firearm once or more in the last year. (
  • The 2017 firearms season opens Wednesday. (
  • Chad Stewart, the Deer, Elk and Moose Management Specialist for the MDNR, said in an assessment of the prospects for the 2017 firearm season that the southern tier of Michigan continues to provide high-quality habitat and should see an abundance of deer. (
  • Asheville, N.C. ( ) - Trailblazer® Firearms , innovators behind the LifeCard®, the .22 LR single-action, single-shot folding pistol, is pleased to announce that the LifeCard has been named the Dec. 30, 2017 NRA Gun of the Week and featured in the video series with host American Rifleman's Christopher Olsen. (
  • Firearms (including handguns) and firearm parts are not accepted for shipment internationally. (
  • Firearms (including handguns) may be shipped only through a UPS Scheduled Pickup Account (specifically, Daily Pickup, Daily On-Route Pickup, UPS Smart Pickup ® , and Day-Specific Pickup), or through a UPS Customer Center (counters at UPS operational facilities). (
  • Firearms (including handguns) are not accepted for shipment via UPS Drop Boxes or UPS On-Call Pickup ® , and may not be tendered to or dropped off at locations of The UPS Store ® , any third party retailer, or any UPS Access Point™ location. (
  • It covers handguns , shotguns , precision and sniper rifles , combat holsters and firearms accessories . (
  • Police found 23 firearms , including handguns and AR-15-style assault rifles, in Paddock's room. (
  • Michigan hunters are reminded that during the regular firearms season, the state is divided into a northern zone and a southern limited firearm deer zone, where only shotguns, certain firearms, and certain handguns may be used for deer hunting. (
  • Offenders carrying a firearm (overwhelmingly handguns) is a deliberate decision and a declared dedication to criminality. (
  • The churches, among them the Lone Oak First Baptist Church, hope to draw in crowds via its "faith and firearms" Second Amendment celebration dinners where attendees get a free steak dinner and may win one of 25 handguns, long guns or shotguns at the door. (
  • Of the 192 million firearms owned in the United States, 65 million are handguns? (
  • The 5,530 participants were asked questions regarding firearm ownership and storage practices through a four-question module after answering questions on alcohol consumption and sociodemographic characteristics about any children in their household. (
  • Appearing before U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith, Jean Sajous, 28, admitted to the Court that between May 24, 2018 and June 20, 2018, he made multiple sales of fentanyl and on two occasions sold a firearm to a confidential source assisting the Safe Streets Task Force. (
  • Buckeye Firearms Association PAC enthusiastically endorses Mike DeWine and Jon Husted for Governor and Lt. Governor in the 2018 general election. (
  • Chancellor White signed an updated version of the FIELD FIREARMS POLICY 02.09.020 on October 9, 2018. (
  • THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- One in three American veterans who own firearms stores at least one firearm loaded and unlocked, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . (
  • Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, 47, was charged in federal court with maliciously damaging federal property by means of explosives and being a felon in possession of a firearm. (
  • The law also authorizes the issuance of firearms licenses to film producers and performers for purposes of gun possession or use during a performance. (
  • In addition to specific training and mental health requirements, applicants must prove that possession of a firearm is needed based on the location of their residence or employment, the type of occupation they are engaged in, or service in elite Israel Defense Force (IDF) reserve units. (
  • In accordance with Israel's Firearms Law, 5709-1949 (the Law) [ 1 ] activities involving firearms, including the manufacture, trade, possession and use of firearms, require authorization. (
  • Sajous's guilty plea to two counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of fentanyl, one count of unlicensed firearms dealing, and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm is announced by United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division Joseph R. Bonavolonta. (
  • Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. (
  • BOISE - Brock Tyler Beutler, 23, of Twin Falls, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to a federal indictment charging him with one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. (
  • The charge of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number is punishable by up to five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000. (
  • He's facing burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charges. (
  • In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, more than 11,161 people were killed with a firearm in the U.S., while an estimated 69,000 were shot and survived and 20,000 committed suicide with a firearm. (
  • The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner. (
  • Yes, the majority of offenders do not carry firearms because they understand that it crosses a line not just for the justice system, but also within the criminal community. (
  • A copy of the policy can be found on the chancellors website at Please read the policy prior to submitting a request to carry firearms in the field. (
  • This article explores the ability of pediatricians to accurately estimate the likelihood of gun ownership among their patients' families as well as the pediatricians' beliefs about firearm injury prevention counseling. (
  • Twenty-three percent of families reported firearm ownership, but only 1/3 reported safe firearm storage practices. (
  • This latest release from the National Safety Council shows that the vast majority of the 100 million American firearms owners meet the serious responsibilities which come with firearms ownership," said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti. (
  • Despite harrowing tragedies like Caroline's death, the National Rifle Association is committed to expanding firearm ownership among children. (
  • State and Local Prevalence of Firearms Ownership: Measurement, Structure, and Trends ," NBER Working Papers 8570, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. (
  • Efforts to prevent firearm injury, particularly among LGBT owners, will likely need to address suicide risk associated with ownership and self-protection as a primary driver of ownership," state the researchers from University of California, Davis. (
  • It is critical that we have a better understanding of firearm ownership practices among our LGBT communities, who report owning and carrying firearms for their own protection. (
  • These should include risk assessments specifically for the LGBT community in view of their firearm ownership practices and reasons for owning a firearm," says Editor-in-Chief Mary Ellen O'Toole, PhD, Forensic Behavioral Consultant and Senior FBI Profiler/Supervisory Special Agent (ret. (
  • Among them, over half live in a household in which a firearm has not been safely stored by being unloaded and locked up. (
  • The first step for decreasing chances of injury is for households to safely store their firearms. (
  • 2011, Tactical Shooting, pg 14 Tooley, George L. (2000), George Tooley's Beginner's Book on How to Handle Firearms Safely, Writers Club Press, imprint of, ISBN 978-0-595-08873-7. (
  • A new law requires people to go to a firearm instructor to show they can safely handle a firearm in person before getting a permit, seeking to close what lawmakers say is an Internet-era loophole they didn't envision 10 years ago. (
  • respondents who used most of the injury prevention practices were no more likely to store firearms within the home safely than those who reported few injury prevention practices. (
  • They also found that not being raised with firearms was associated with safe storage behaviors and that families who had children aged 2 to 5 years and owned long guns were more likely to store their guns safely than families with older children. (
  • They store their firearms safely and securely when not in use, and follow the basic rules of firearms safety when handling them. (
  • Penetrates deep into hard-to-reach components, effectively cleaning fouling and powder residue from all firearm surfaces, safely protecting them for storage, reducing jamming and increasing reliability. (
  • Firearms that are stored loaded have the highest risk , while safely stored guns (locked and unloaded) are much safer . (
  • The government thought it would have five years, until Jan. 1, 2003, to gradually register the country's estimated 7 million firearms. (
  • With close to 300 million firearms in private circulation in this country, nothing short of house-to-house military action could significantly reduce those numbers - and any such attempt would be met with broad popular resistance - armed resistance. (
  • The shipper must use Delivery Confirmation Adult Signature Required service for each package containing a firearm, including a handgun or a firearm suppressor, and affix a UPS label requesting an adult signature upon delivery. (
  • Eric Korn, the president and CEO of Virginia-based American Firearms Training, said he started offering online handgun training in Colorado about two years ago, and his company also offers training in other states where all-online permits are allowed - Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Iowa, Missouri and Virginia. (
  • In firearm-owning households, 67 percent of children living with an adult who misused alcohol were exposed to at least one unsafely stored firearm, compared with 51 percent of children living with an adult who reported no alcohol misuse. (
  • Kids who live in a household with an adult who misuses alcohol are more likely to live with an unsafely stored firearm. (
  • On firearms, bipods are commonly used on rifles to provide a forward rest and reduce motion. (
  • The National Firearms Act of 1934 slapped a $200 tax-more than $2,000 in 2013 dollars-on transactions involving machine guns or short-barreled rifles, doubling the price of heavy weapons. (
  • thirty-one percent in a survey stated that they used a firearm during a robbery, Bureau of Justice Statistics, but other federal sources put the figure at 41 percent, National Institute of Justice. (
  • To curb the illegal use of firearms and enforce the Federal firearms laws, ATF issues firearms licenses and conducts firearms licensee qualification and compliance inspections. (
  • The current system requires local constabularies to assess applicants for firearms licenses. (
  • Israel maintains restrictive policies with regard to issuing and renewing firearms licenses, and restricts their use. (
  • The law designates persons holding certain positions, such as designated ministry employees, authorized community leaders, managers or owners of premises, and licensed guards and escorts, as eligible for firearms licenses based on security needs. (
  • 6 ] Firearms Regulations (Training for the Grant and Renewal of a License) 5752-1992 [ 7 ] regulate training programs, their frequency, and certification of training, which is required as a precondition for the grant and renewal of firearms licenses. (
  • In firearms, a safety or safety catch is a mechanism used to help prevent the accidental discharge of a firearm, helping to ensure safer handling. (
  • Firearms with the ability to allow the user to select various fire modes may have separate switches for safety and for mode selection (e.g. (
  • These integral locking mechanisms are intended as child-safety devices during unattended storage of the firearm-not as safety mechanisms while carrying. (
  • The most common form of safety mechanism is a switch, button or lever that, when set to the "safe" position, prevents the firing of a firearm. (
  • however, many "double-action" firearms such as revolvers do not have manual safeties as the longer, harder trigger pull to cock and fire double-action provides adequate trigger safety, while keeping the firearm in a more ready state. (
  • A grip safety is a lever or other device situated on the grip of a firearm which must be actuated by the operator's hand, as a natural consequence of holding the firearm in a firing position, in order for the firearm to fire. (
  • The Uzi submachine gun is another example of a firearm with a grip safety. (
  • Other firearm trainers say there's no substitute for learning gun safety in person. (
  • My point of view is, nobody knows everything about firearm safety," said Kevin Holroyd, who runs a business called Colorado Concealed Carry. (
  • Safety planning for adults with dementia is something every clinician thinks about, but I don't think firearms are often on the radar," said Dr. Donovan Maust, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan Medical School and co-author of a recent article on guns and dementia in the Annals of Internal Medicine . (
  • The article contains a simple, four-paragraph template, in which the signer concedes that while he wants to control his firearms as long as possible, "the time may come when I can no longer make the best decisions for the safety of myself and others. (
  • In a predominantly Hispanic pediatric clinic, researchers examined firearm safety counseling practices among case and control groups. (
  • Researchers found that a brief gun-safety counseling session, including distribution of written information and a free gun lock, resulted in significant improvement in safe firearm storage behaviors. (
  • This study examined the association of parent safety consciousness in other household respects to firearm safety practices. (
  • I supprt teaching children firearm safety and when of age firearm use and proficiency at the range. (
  • The many firearms safety educational programs sponsored by the firearms industry and firearms safety instructors nationwide, such as the NSSF's Project ChildSafe, are also part of the reason for this ever-downward trend in firearms accidents," Sanetti added. (
  • We will continue to work with organizations interested in genuine firearms safety to help reduce the number of firearms accidents even further in the days and years ahead. (
  • Physicians need to continue to screen and counsel their patients on the importance of firearm safety. (
  • We urge the Department of Public Safety to expedite efforts to roll out a statewide campaign on firearm storage," Dr. Fleeger said. (
  • In addition, TMA stood up in 2015 against legislative efforts to limit the ability of physicians to counsel patients on firearm safety. (
  • Instead, MPD is now offering an online Firearms Safety Training Course. (
  • The Online Firearms Safety Training Course requires the use of the Flash Player plug-in, which is not supported by iPhones and iPads. (
  • Evidence that you have otherwise completed a firearms training or safety course conducted by a firearms instructor that is equal to that provided by the MPD. (
  • The Police Association exists to be the trusted guardian of the wellbeing of police and their families, so we have a 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year stake in the impact illicit firearms have on the health and safety of our 11,000 plus members, and of course, the wider New Zealand community. (
  • This is applicable to New Zealand where "issues of firearm safety, enforcement of storage laws and theft of firearms are factors which contribute to violence, injury and death of New Zealanders. (
  • Though most parents are careful with their children about car seats, seat belts, and keeping poisons out of reach, many don't know about proper firearm safety. (
  • Gun deaths in children: Statistics show firearms endanger kids despite NRA safety programs. (
  • For years, gun manufacturers and the NRA have marketed firearms to children ages 5 to 12, insisting that programs such as the Eddie Eagle Safety Program ensure the safety of children. (
  • If you're like most American physicians, you haven't had much training on how to effectively address firearm safety with a patient like James. (
  • Stricter and more consistent safety legislation at the state level, as well as more child and parental education regarding proper supervision, firearm handling, and use of protective eyewear are needed. (
  • State safety regulations for nonpowder firearms vary greatly, and frequently can be easily circumvented. (
  • There are currently no federal safety regulations for nonpowder firearms, but two voluntary standards have been adopted and manufacturers generally comply with the safety specifications included in these standards. (
  • Basic rifle safety, firearms law and different rifle types and calibres will be dealt with in a classroom before candidates move on to the range for the practical aspects, dealing with shooting positions and rifle technique. (
  • The challenge we uncovered, although I think we already suspected this, is that firearm safety practices are strongly related to whether individuals keep their firearms for protection," Simonetti said in a statement. (
  • We recommend that VA providers work on communication strategies to enable veterans to make informed decisions about firearm safety by balancing the perceived benefits of firearm access against the thoroughly demonstrated risks of that access for those with elevated suicide risk. (
  • Broad-scale confiscation of firearms in the U.S. is simply not possible, and any attempt at it would generate a whole new set of problems. (
  • American gun owners have once again been reminded that the ultimate goal of U.S. gun control advocates is firearms bans and confiscation. (
  • It is the purpose of this chapter to establish regulations controlling the discharge of firearms within the boundaries of Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, and to establish penalties for the violation of this regulation. (
  • Local regulations may restrict the capacity you are allowed to legally load into your firearm. (
  • The Tools and Services for Licensees section contains information for the firearms industry and its members, classifications of firearms and the interpretation of the regulations codified under 27 CFR, Parts 447, 478 and 479. (
  • ATF publishes these newsletters on a semiannual to annual basis in order to update federal firearms licensees (FFLs) on developments regarding the federal firearms laws and regulations. (
  • Gun control and suicide: The impact of state firearm regulations, 1995-2004 ," Development Research Working Paper Series 17/2009, Institute for Advanced Development Studies. (
  • Gun control and suicide: The impact of state firearm regulations, 1995-2004 ," MPRA Paper 20728, University Library of Munich, Germany. (
  • This research provides a comprehensive view of firearm and weapons regulations during this era. (
  • It suggested that reform of federal firearms law such as proposed in S. 1030 "would be largely self-enforcing" and "would enhance vital protection of constitutional and civil liberties of those Americans who choose to exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. (
  • Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran (R) is adding insult to injury by calling the betrayal of law-abiding firearms owners "one of the greatest Second Amendment victories we've ever had. (
  • ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (
  • It's an honor for our small start-up company to gain the attention of the most prestigious Second Amendment rights organization in America, the NRA," Aaron Voigt, president of Trailblazer Firearms and designer of the LifeCard, remarked. (
  • ATF recognizes the role that firearms play in violent crimes and pursues an integrated regulatory and enforcement strategy. (
  • In addition to aiding the enforcement of Federal requirements for gun purchases, compliance inspections of existing licensees focus on assisting law enforcement to identify and apprehend criminals who illegally purchase firearms. (
  • If you need assistance regarding firearms enforcement -related issues, please contact your local ATF office . (
  • The human rights organisation has underlined that, in accordance with international standards, law enforcement officials may resort to the intentional lethal use of firearms only when strictly unavoidable to protect life. (
  • Trace data relates to firearms recovered by law enforcement. (
  • Trace information provides valuable investigative leads to law enforcement and can link a suspect to a firearm in a criminal investigation. (
  • specific trend data for ATF and its law enforcement partners, and information on the movement of a firearm from the manufacturer or importer through the distribution chain to identify its first retail purchaser. (
  • A firearm propellant that is designed to reproduce the burning rate and propellant properties of black powder (making it safe for use in black-powder firearms), while providing advantages in one or more areas such as reduced smoke, reduced corrosion, reduced cost, or decreased sensitivity to unintentional ignition. (
  • I think the broad issue that is being lost in this discussion is that injury [morbidity and mortality], unintentional or intentional -- from car crashes, firearms, homicides, suicides, accidental discharges in the home, falls, and many other injury challenges that are part of a community's problem -- are related to products. (
  • The study examined the association of household firearm storage practices and the risk of unintentional and self-inflicted firearm injuries among youth through a case-control study. (
  • Children living in states with higher levels of firearm availability also suffer from significantly higher rates of unintentional gun deaths. (
  • Joseph A. Simonetti, M.D., M.P.H., from the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues used a probability-based online survey of a nationally representative sample of veteran firearm owners in 2015 to examine firearm storage practices. (
  • NIOSH examined the performance of several types of hearing protectors with a variety of firearms. (
  • Since nothing will ruin a hunting trip or day at the range quicker than a malfunctioning firearm, AMSOIL firearm products were tested in a variety of firearms typically found at the range and in the field. (
  • This publication presents an overview of the levels and trends in firearms deaths in Australia during the 16-year period from 1980 to 1995. (
  • In 1991, the Injury Surveillance Unit of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare published the report Firearm Death in Australia: 26 Year Trends, which analysed firearm-related deaths registered in the period 1964 to 1989. (
  • This report included data on firearm-related deaths registered in Australia from 1915 to 1994 supplemented by data collected in the Institute's National Homicide Monitoring Program. (
  • This publication provides statistics on firearms deaths as a whole, and suicides, homicides and fatal accidents involving firearms, derived from the data on registered deaths maintained by the Registrars of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in the States and Territories. (
  • During the reference period, 1980-95, a total of 10,150 deaths were registered as firearm-related, accounting for 0.5% of all deaths reported. (
  • However in terms of premature mortality, firearm deaths are more significant, accounting for about 2.4% of total years of potential life lost before age 76 (see Technical Note). (
  • Although the relative magnitude of deaths from the use of firearms as a cause of death is small, such deaths still have public health and social significance. (
  • b) Firearms deaths as a percentage of deaths due to external causes. (
  • There is insufficient data on the underlying reasons for violent deaths due to firearms in Texas. (
  • Despite recent national attention on deaths from firearms, little information exists about children and adolescents who are hospitalized for firearm injuries. (
  • According to the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on firearm injuries, 2 among the pediatric population firearm injuries are 1 of the top 3 causes of death among American children and the cause of 1 in 4 deaths in adolescents ages 15 to 19 years. (
  • 21 years of age, firearm injuries led to 3459 deaths in 2010 and nearly 21 000 emergency department visits in 2011. (
  • The most common interaction of mental illness and firearm-related violence is suicide, which accounts for two-thirds of all annual gun-related deaths. (
  • It's better to overthink 3D printed guns than to not think about them at all There's no need to panic about 3D printed firearms. (
  • With a population of just over five million, there are more than 1.5 million registered guns, making it one of the highest concentrations of personal firearms in the entire world. (
  • Matchlock guns, however, remained primary military firearms in Europe even after other ignition systems were invented. (
  • So Dr. Marian Betz, lead author of the Annals article and an emergency physician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has proposed a family firearm agreement, a sort of advance directive for guns. (
  • * 1419 other restricted firearms, and * 4,676 restricted sub machine guns (SMGs) and machine guns (MGs). (
  • We also know the illicit firearms market is partly fuelled by organised criminals buying guns after successfully 'turning' collectors and licensed owners, "straw purchasing" on behalf of criminals and illegal importation of firearms and firearms parts. (
  • Violent offenders were much more likely to have possessed a firearm during the offense than property (5% state, 3% federal) or drug (8% state, 12% federal) offenders, Criminals and Guns. (
  • Investigators say they recovered the sledgehammer and only one of the stolen firearms, leaving eight of the guns still on the streets. (
  • (COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Nonpowder firearms have long been marketed to children and teenagers as toys or "starter" firearms and include BB, pellet, airsoft and paintball guns. (
  • One way to help reverse this trend is to make sure that protective eyewear is worn every time nonpowder firearms like BB, pellet, airsoft and paintball guns are used. (
  • There's no way any of the guns I sell could be made into a real firearm,' he said. (
  • Under the new legislation, anyone who is not legally blind may now register a firearm. (
  • This document is a compilation of state firearms and weapons legislation from the colonial era until the start of the twentieth century. (
  • As a result, healthcare providers can play a significant role in the prevention of firearm-related morbidity and mortality. (
  • Analysis of ABS mortality data indicates that firearms are involved in approximately one-quarter of all suicides and one-fifth of all homicides. (
  • Whereas vital statistics data have been used to assess the mortality rates from firearms, 1 - 4 only minimal national data concerning nonfatal injuries, mostly from emergency department sampling, 1 , 5 have been readily available. (
  • We approached 10 police forces, but none wanted to talk about their own policy on firearms, referring us instead to the Association of Chief Police Officers. (
  • To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to update certain procedures applicable to commerce in firearms and remove certain Federal restrictions on interstate firearms transactions. (
  • most of the leading causes of death for individuals aged 15-24 years (from homicide #2 and suicide #3) are firearm-related. (
  • The Australian Institute of Criminology maintains a data collection on firearm homicide which is being expanded to cover firearm accidents. (
  • Children from states where firearms are prevalent suffer from significantly higher rates of homicide, even after accounting for poverty, education, and urbanization. (
  • Before authorities had even confirmed that multiple children had been killed, opportunistic politicians and hoplophobic media pundits had begun pointing at the weapons the murdering coward used and calling for new restrictions on firearms. (
  • The shipper must comply with and must ensure that each shipment containing firearms complies with all federal, state and local laws applicable to the shipper, recipient, and package, including, without limitation, age restrictions. (
  • Colorado county sheriffs, who are the final authority on whether to approve or deny concealed-carry training permits, supported the bill, even though they opposed the other new firearm restrictions. (
  • Manual safeties are as varied as the designs of firearms themselves, but the two most common mechanisms are a block or latch that prevents the trigger and/or firing mechanism from moving, and a device that disconnects the trigger from the firing mechanism of the firearm. (
  • The lock of a firearm is the firing mechanism used to ignite the propellant. (
  • Bolt (firearms) Doglock Flintlock mechanism Bolt action Lever-action Pump-action Break-action Falling-block action Rolling block Semi-automatic rifle Pennsylvania archaeologist, Pennsylvania archaeologist, Vol.36-40, p.13, Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, 1966. (
  • 1 1 1 r r' 44 P v H I I I 4 1 41 4 Z4 Z4 20 This invention relates to a mechanism for reducing the recoil force and therefor increasing the life of the gun caused by the reciprocation of the bolt assembly in a semiautomatic firearm as the bolt assembly is moved from its battery position to its retired position and returned. (
  • Firearm-related violence, injury, disability (physical and psychological), and death continue to be major public health problems in the United States. (
  • Violence Policy Center analysts looked at all federal firearms cases tied to Mexican gun traffickers they could find in California and three other states from 2006 to 2009. (
  • There is an urgent need to improve Texas' understanding of firearms violence and of the outreach and public awareness that is needed," Dr. Fleeger said. (
  • Family violence is also much more likely to be lethal in homes where a firearm is present, placing children especially in danger. (
  • A MAN will face court today charged with firearm and drug offences following an alleged domestic violence incident at a home at Pottsville. (
  • Offenders understand that when they carry a firearm, they are telling all that crime and violence is not situational. (
  • Like St. Louis, I suspect that the explosions of violence in Baltimore, Chicago and dozens of additional cities are predicated on a new willingness to acquire and use firearms. (
  • McCalister says that in no way does his gun drive promote violence, adding that the firearms are strictly for hunting and "protection" purposes only. (
  • This is Part I of a three-part series of papers examining the intersection of mental illness, violence, and firearms. (
  • Such policies must also take, however, a holistic approach that accounts for the various factors known to impact rates of firearm-related violence. (
  • In order to understand the relationship between mental illness, violence, and firearms, we must first understand the complex phenomenon of "mental illness. (
  • The connection between untreated serious mental illness and specific types of firearm-related violence cannot, however, be overlooked, and must be addressed as one of many factors in a truly holistic approach to understanding the interaction between mental illness and violence. (
  • In order to understand the role mental illness plays in violence generally, and in firearm-related violence specifically, we must first answer one important question: What is mental illness? (
  • During this pandemic, firearm violence including suicide has increased along with the purchase of firearms. (
  • From 1 April 2016 new information sharing processes between GPs and the police were introduced in an attempt to ensure those licensed to possess firearms and shotgun certificates are medically fit to carry arms. (
  • About half of the deer harvested in Michigan in 2016 were taken during the regular firearms season, which attracted nearly 600,000 hunters. (
  • For calendar year 2016, the NTC traced more than 364,000 firearms. (
  • In 2016, 289,223 firearms were recovered and traced in the United States, of which 211,384 were traced to a final retail purchaser. (
  • For more information on ATF or to view the 2016 firearms trace data, please see our web site at . (
  • A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital investigated nonpowder firearm injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) among children younger than 18 years from 1990 through 2016. (
  • The study, published today in Pediatrics, found an estimated 364,133 children were treated in U.S. EDs for injuries related to nonpowder firearms during the study period, going from 16,456 injuries in 1990 to 8,585 injuries in 2016. (
  • Even after dementia develops, relinquishing them can feel "almost like an amputation," said Dr. Michael Victoroff, a family medicine specialist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (and a certified firearms instructor). (
  • The federal government used export laws, which ban the foreign distribution of firearms, to stop Wilson from publishing the blueprints. (
  • "There is a common understanding that we have to tighten our laws," says Lisa Timonen, Head of the Firearms Administration at the National Police Board. (
  • Within the data limitations stated above, this report on the fatal outcomes of firearm use will provide a baseline for monitoring the impact of uniform gun laws and associated measures. (
  • The Department's publication, Firearms Registration General Requirements and Study Guide, provides you with the information you need to comply with the District's laws regarding proper registration and safekeeping of your weapon. (
  • When the federal government first moved to regulate firearms during the bloody gangland era, it faced an obstacle: The Supreme Court of the early 1930s took a restrictive view of federal power and had already struck down a series of public welfare laws. (
  • Travelers should familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure. (
  • These operations were done under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner , a project intended to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico by interdicting straw purchasers and gun traffickers within the United States. (
  • The stated goal of allowing these purchases was to continue to track the firearms as they were transferred to higher-level traffickers and key figures in Mexican cartels, with the expectation that this would lead to their arrests and the dismantling of the cartels. (
  • Do you mean to argue that there is something uniquely violent about the US that leads to the higher incidence of firearm fatalities other than the number of firearms owned by its citizens? (
  • In addition, the conviction of a person for a violent offense may, upon the prosecutor's request, result in an order for the cancellation of the person's firearm license and in license ineligibility for a period defined by the court. (
  • About 29% of state and 36% of federal prisoners serving time for a violent offense said they possessed or carried a firearm during the offense. (
  • ATF is dedicated to reducing firearms trafficking and firearms-related violent crime. (
  • In firearms, a choke is a tapered constriction of a shotgun barrel's bore at the muzzle end. (
  • Aptly dubbed ' Operation Cowboy ,' the rescue is the focus of a new exhibit of the same name at the Cody Firearms Museum, complete with a unique shotgun that's integral to the story. (
  • People are racing to hospitals, psychiatric facilities in order to obtain needed certificates which will enable them to purchase firearms. (
  • Strengthening background checks" is about prohibiting private sale or transfer of personal firearms. (
  • This is an excellent course for Firearms Instructors to attend every three to five years to update knowledge and skills that can be transferred to others through in-service training. (
  • The pistol is considered safe in this state as the "double-action" pull that both cocks and fires the firearm is both longer and heavier than the "single-action" pull that simply releases the cocked hammer, and thus an inadvertent trigger pull is less likely. (
  • You can find the M&P Compact Pistol and other new Firearms at . (
  • Any pistol, revolver or other firearm capable of being concealed on a person. (
  • In 1994, the ABS released Suicides in Australia which included information on firearm suicides for the period 1983 to 1992. (
  • While the United States has a comparatively high percentage of suicides that are committed with firearms as opposed to other means, it does not have a particularly high overall suicide rate compared to countries that severely limit civilian access to firearms. (
  • As with suicides, this does not suggest that mass killings by individuals with serious mental illness are likely to be reduced by broadly limiting civilian access to firearms. (
  • In Washington state, an estimated 470,000 children under 18 live in a firearm-owning household. (
  • Sixteen percent of youth under the age of 18 in Washington state live in a home where a firearm is stored in a way other than locked and unloaded. (
  • No person shall discharge a firearm across any municipal, county or state highway within Hamilton Township. (
  • Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate of bills in state legislatures aimed at defying federal control over firearms - more than 200 during the last decade, a News21 investigation found. (
  • A license from another state which requires firearms training equal to that provided by MPD. (
  • The released firearms trace data offers a description of firearms recovered and traced in each state along with the source states of the firearms recovered. (
  • In addition to recovered and traced firearms per state, the report includes recovery location information, the average time from first purchaser to recovery in a crime, and the criminal offense associated with the firearm. (
  • All post - 1898 firearms must be sold and purchased in compliance with state and federal law. (
  • Instead, firearm owners delayed filing their registrations, leading to a backlog that overwhelmed the system. (
  • The Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986 ( FOPA ) is a United States federal law that revised many provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968 . (
  • The Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA) addressed the abuses noted in the 1982 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee report. (
  • At a minimum, owners should use locks and safes to secure firearms. (
  • The NRA applauds Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for signing Senate Bill 150 into law, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm. (
  • The Association's beef is not with the majority of legitimate licensed firearms owners. (
  • In " Firearms, mental illness, dementia and the clinician " in the 15 December 2014 issue of the Journal ( ), the rate of licensed firearm owners was incorrectly reported as 3.9/100 000 rather than the correct rate of 3.96/100 population. (
  • Gwala added that the seized firearms would be sent for ballistic testing to determine if they were used in other crimes. (
  • Maybe it's time to add firearm-related crimes to that category. (
  • Firearms offenders generally recidivated at a higher rate, more quickly, and for more serious crimes than non-firearms offenders. (
  • They are stealing those firearms with the intent of using them in crimes themselves or selling them to other people so they can use them in crimes," Fillenwarth said. (
  • Because of its burning properties and the amount of heat and gas volume that it generates, gunpowder has been widely used as a propellant in firearms and as a pyrotechnic composition in fireworks . (
  • The gun debate will continue to divide Finland, but if further shooting tragedies happen, it may eventually spur Finnish lawmakers to make citizens surrender their firearms. (
  • The number of private citizens taking up small firearms is growing in Kenya with deadly consequences. (
  • Knowing that firearms are among the most lethal suicide-attempt methods, should you bring up the potentially touchy topic of whether has access to a gun? (
  • PoliceOne is focusing on news and information about Firearms throughout the month of June 2010. (
  • NEWTOWN, Conn - -( Good news on the topic of fatal firearms accidents. (
  • When officers arrived, it was discovered that suspect(s) had forced entry into the business and committed the theft of numerous firearms, according to a police news release. (
  • Matchlock , in firearms, a device for igniting gunpowder developed in the 15th century, a major advance in the manufacture of small arms. (
  • Over the last three decades, the arms industry has been characterized by a transition from metal to polymers in the manufacture of an increasing number of firearm parts and components--a trend that shows no signs of abating. (
  • Sources say two of the firearms were modified with bump stocks to function like automatic weapons. (
  • Balancing the weapons in Firearms: Source is quite an undertaking considering the vast amount of weapons that need to be balanced, as well as leaving room for weapons to be included in updates. (
  • Israeli law regulates the issuance of firearms to both civilians and soldiers. (