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. ...
A key component of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) enforcement mission is the tracing of firearms on behalf of thousands of federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies. Firearms trace data is critically important information developed by ATF. ATF has prepared the following state-by-state reports utilizing trace data which is intended to provide the public with insight into firearms recoveries.. Firearms tracing is designed to provide investigative leads to law enforcement to linking a suspect to a firearm in a criminal investigation, to identify illegal firearms traffickers, and to identify trends and patterns in the flow of illegal firearms. Firearms tracing is only conducted at the request of a law enforcement agency engaged in a bona fide criminal investigation where a firearm has been used or is suspected to have been used in a crime. Although not all firearms used in crimes that are recovered by law enforcement are traced, ATF encourages every ...
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 ...
For Release: Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alaska, Alabama, and Nevada Have Highest Gun Death Rates. Washington, DC-States with higher gun ownership rates and weak gun laws have the highest rates of overall gun death according to a new analysis by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) of just-released 2007 national data (the most recent available) from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Preventions National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.. The analysis reveals that the five states with the highest per capita gun death rates were Louisiana, Mississippi, Alaska, Alabama, and Nevada. Each of these states had a per capita gun death rate far exceeding the national per capita gun death rate of 10.34 per 100,000 for 2007. Each of the top-ranking states has lax gun laws and higher gun ownership rates. By contrast, states with strong gun laws and low rates of gun ownership had far lower rates of firearm-related death. Ranking last in the nation for gun death was Hawaii, ...
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 ...
We assessed gun ownership rates in 2013 across the USA and the association between exposure to a social gun culture and gun ownership. We used data from a nationally representative sample of 4000 US adults, from 50 states and District of Columbia, aged ,18 years to assess gun ownership and social gun culture performed in October 2013. State-level firearm policy information was obtained from the Brady Law Center and Injury Prevention and Control Center. One-third of Americans reported owning a gun, ranging from 5.2% in Delaware to 61.7% in Alaska. Gun ownership was 2.25-times greater among those reporting social gun culture (PR=2.25, 95% CI 2.02 to 2.52) than those who did not. In conclusion, we found strong association between social gun culture and gun ownership. Gun cultures may need to be considered for public health strategies that aim to change gun ownership in the USA. ...
The state with the highest per capita gun death rate in 2017 was Alaska, followed by Montana, Alabama, Louisiana, and Missouri. Each of these states has extremely lax gun violence prevention laws as well as a higher rate of gun ownership. The state with the lowest gun death rate in the nation was Hawaii, followed by Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Each of these states has strong gun violence prevention laws and a lower rate of gun ownership.. The total number of Americans killed by gunfire increased to 39,773 in 2017 from 38,658 in 2016. The nationwide gun death rate in 2017 increased to 12.21 per 100,000 from 2016s gun death rate of 11.95 per 100,000.. Year after year the numbers reflect the same undeniable fact. States with fewer guns and strong gun laws have far lower rates of gun death, states VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand, Gun violence is a growing public health crisis that demands immediate attention from policymakers on Capitol Hill and in statehouses ...
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 ...
Everyday people die. And everyday someone dies due to gun violence. The list of victims who died because of gun violence is endless. Milwaukeeans know all too well what it means to lose someone from gun violence.. Not only do we see the stories on the news but were living it on a day-to-day basis. Its a reality weve normalized, which is why US Senator Cory Booker has been on a two-week Justice for All Tour to address social injustice issues, which include gun violence.. Booker-who is a Democratic presidential contender-said gun violence is deeply personal to him. He currently lives in a neighborhood where the median income is $14,000, and parents work three jobs just make ends meet. Booker said he sees the everyday struggles of our communities. He knows how those factors can lead to increased gun violence.. This is an issue we have to talk about in all of its manifestation, Booker said about gun violence. I feel a sense of urgency… Im going to bring a fight to this issue.. If ...
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 ...
Members of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics completed a mail survey on their beliefs and counseling practices related to firearm injury prevention. Respondents were skeptical of the protective value of firearms in the home and most were supportive of gun control measures. O …
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 ...
These measures will address criminals buying kits containing components for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. These firearms are often untraceable, making it difficult to tackle the gun violence epidemic.. Gun violence has been an ongoing epidemic in our country for many years and the recent mass shootings continue to be heartbreaking - and utterly senseless, Rep. Dean said. I am happy to work with an administration that is finally taking this public health crisis seriously as we work to curb this epidemic.. Additionally, the Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions to reduce gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration. The Justice Department will also issue a new, comprehensive report on firearms trafficking and annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking today.. Rep. Dean has been a leader on gun ...
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 ...
Gun control essay with pro and against topics, outline, sample. Writing against gun control essay follows the basic steps of an argumentative essay. The paper begins with an introduction which highlights what the entire essay will be about. Then, three body paragraphs follow: the second paragraph presents the first supporting reason; the third gives the second supporting argument, whereas the fourth paragraph offers . Pages: 3 Words: Topics: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Pro Gun Control, Social Issues The Debate on Gun Control and the Second Amendment In the United States Constitution, our second amendment stated that A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be. Essays on Gun Control. While a policy of strict gun control is widely accepted law of the land throughout the developed world, the United States remains unique in its legal recognition of the right of citizens to have and bear arms. In light of ...
A former Boston Police Officer was arrested Monday on charges of illegally purchasing two firearms for other individuals.. According to a news release from the U.S. attorneys office of Massachusetts, 37-year-old Adarbaad Karani has been charged with two counts of making a false statement while purchasing firearms and two counts of making a false statement in a record.. The indictment, unsealed Monday, alleges Karani acted as a firearms straw purchaser in November 2014 and September 2015. The defendant purchased two guns during those transactions - a Glock, model 27, .40 caliber pistol and a Glock, model 30S, .45 caliber pistol - and falsely stated that the weapons were for his official police duties while actually buying them on behalf of others.. Karani, who retired from the force in November 2016, also allegedly used his police credentials to buy the guns, which could not have been purchased by civilians, and confirmed on federal forms that the firearms were for official police use.. One of ...
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 - ...
While Im down here on vacation, Ive been watching various firearms DVDs so expect more of these reviews from me! Anyways, I watched this latest one from Personal Defense Network. PDN is one of the premier websites to find personal defense video and training. They offer many DVD installations of various training installments and more. PDNs managing editor, Rob Pincus, owner of I.C.E. Training, is very well-known in the industry as a professional firearms instructor, author and consultant. PDN has some very talented and nationally known contributors such as Cecil Burch, Mike Janich, Claude Werner, and our own Chris Fry of MDTS.. On this 2011 PDN DVD, we explore Carbine Retention and Combatives as taught by Chris Fry of MDTS Training. Chris is one of our contributors right here on NY Firearms, and nationally know for much of his combatives training content. The content on this DVD is taken directly from his Combative Carbine Skills 3&4 where you get hands-on training of this exact ...
Emergency physicians can have a critical role in preventing firearm injury. What can be done to improve the identification and counseling of high-risk patients?
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. ...
My husband and I started a nonprofit youth shooting club… sadly we had to shut down meetings soon after, due to the COVID situation.. My 15-year-old daughter has done some USPSA competitive shooting, as I have as well. She is on medication for ADHD and some slight depression issues. We have been VERY quiet about her condition and our ownership of firearms, as we are so afraid we will be labeled and all of our firearms taken away. She sees a Psychiatrist (only about once every two months) for her medication check-in and he knows about what she does, but we were very hesitant to say too much. I dont want her or my family to lose firearms and it is frustrating, to say the least. I have had some depression and anxiety, but am afraid to really go get help, as I dont want any red flags regarding my firearms or CCW license. For the most part, I manage very well and have a great guy that keeps me grounded. I have long said that there needs to be more of an understanding between mental health and ...
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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...
While The Pump Handle is on holiday break, we are republishing some of our favorite posts from the past year. This one is from January 2016: : In the midst of another national debate over gun safety regulations, some argue that higher rates of gun ownership will protect people from dangerous strangers with deadly intentions. Physician and public health researcher Michael Siegel set out to study that argument. He ultimately found no relationship between gun ownership and stranger-related firearm homicides. But he did find that gun ownership levels translated into higher homicide risks for one group in particular - women.
Gun violence is a public health epidemic in the United States. In 2018, 39,740 Americans died by gun violence, including 24,432 by suicide and 13,958 by homicide. The number of gun deaths remained relatively steady from 2017 to 2018, with 33 fewer deaths in 2018 compared to 2017. Gun violence continues to be a major cause of premature death.. This brief report outlines gun death data from 2018, the most recent year of data available, and shows trends over 10 years. The purpose of the report is to share data in an accessible and userfriendly format. All data were accessed using the Centers for Disease Controls National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics Online Data Portal, Mortality Multiple Cause Files released January 2020, which contains data based on death certificates for United States residents. This data release focuses on raw numbers of fatalities and does not include rates; as such, this brief will be reissued when more comprehensive data become available, including ...
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today at a press conference joining families affected by gun violence and advocates from Newtown Action Alliance and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence to demand action. Below are the Leaders opening remarks:. Good morning, everyone. Frequently, over the course of our lives, if youre a speaker or a leader or something, people will say to you, What keeps you up at night? What issues take you to a place where you cant sleep? No issue comes even close to the issue about failing in the Congress of the United States to pass gun violence safety precautions - gun safety laws. Im here to honor with action those who shared their stories with us - how transformative that was: to lose a family member in such a violent way, and not see any action - honor or otherwise - on the part of the Congress of the United States. Under the leadership of Mike Thompson in the House, who is the Chair of our Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, we have been ...
The administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared war on the firearms industry with a campaign that some believe amounts to State-supported blackmail. Major New York State government agencies have pressured financial and insurance companies who do business with producers of firearms, ammunition, and related products. Both the N.Y. Department of Financial Services and the N.Y. State Controllers office have tried to compel banks and insurers to abandon the gun/firearms industry. The messages sent to banks and insurers were not subtle. According to the New York Daily News, Gov. Cuomos administration is urging banks and insurance companies in New York to reconsider any ties they have to the gun industry. Two powerful New York State agencies have been involved so far…. First State Controller Thomas DiNapoli, director of New Yorks State Pension Fund, issued letters to credit card companies urging them to crack down on gun purchases according to the N.Y. Daily News. If gun ...
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 ...
Because firearm-related injury to children is associated with death and severe morbidity and is a significant public health problem, child health care professionals can and should provide effective leadership in efforts to stem this epidemic. The AAP recognizes the importance of a variety of countermeasures (educational, environmental, engineering, enactment, enforcement, economic incentives, and evaluation) to begin to curb dramatically the number of firearm-related injuries to children. The AAP makes the following recommendations, which reaffirm and expand on the 1992 policy statement71:. 1. The AAP affirms that the most effective measure to prevent firearm-related injuries to children and adolescents is the absence of guns from homes and communities.. a) Firearm regulation, to include bans of handguns and assault weapons, is the most effective way to reduce firearm-related injuries.. b) Pediatricians and other child health care professionals are urged to inform parents about the dangers of ...
Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States. The officers who have died in the line of duty are are forever remembered, their names engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.
Firearm-related injuries are a major cause of premature deaths in the United States (1). Although state-based vital records systems monitor fatal injuries, few surveillance systems exist to monitor nonfatal firearm-related injuries (2). Wisconsin is one of seven states funded by CDC cooperative agreements to establish firearm-related injury surveillance systems. Wisconsins system, which links hospital discharge records and vital records, uses external cause of injury codes (E-codes) for case identification. This report describes the surveillance system and findings for 1994. All Wisconsin hospitals are required to report E-codes for hospitalized patients to the states hospital discharge database. E-codes, which are part of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) injury classification scheme, were used to classify the intent of the perpetrator and the type of firearm discharged. E-codes used to classify intent include E922.0-9 ...
4. Description: Staffordshire Police are looking to purchase trousers and shirts suitable for use by firearms officers. trousers and shirts to provide impact protection for knee and elbow joints. The trousers and shirts to offer suitable protection for the officers when performing the rigorous duties expected of firearms officers. The shirts, whilst offering some flame retardant protection shall be suitable for wearing under body armour having a moisture wicking property to ensure the comfort of the officers. It is anticipated that the initial requirement will be for circa 160 trousers and 320 shirts; that is sufficient quantity to provide initial kit for approximately eighty firearms officers. The remainder of the contract is to cover the provision of replacement kit and provide for new firearms officers as and when they join the unit ...
In 2014, non-fatal firearm injuries accounted for 1,152 hospital discharges among California children and young adults ages 0-24 (8.8 per 100,000), down from more than 5,000 (43 per 100,000) in 1991. In 2014, boys and young men were discharged for firearm injuries at more than ten times the rate (15.8 per 100,000) of girls and young women (1.4 per 100,000), and the rate of discharge among African American/black youth (53.6 per 100,000) was more than six times higher than for any other group with data. Across demographic groups, assault is the most common cause of non-fatal firearm injury in California ...
Researchers analyzed national data on firearm-related fatalities and nonfatal firearm injuries in patients aged 0 to 17 years between 2002 and 2014. Data on incident circumstances were obtained from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), a state based surveillance system active in 17 states. Results showed that males accounted for 82% of firearm deaths and 84% of nonfatal injuries regardless of intent, with death rates among males aged 13 to 17 being 6 times higher than those among females. During this time period, 53% of deaths were homicides while 38% were suicides and 6% were unintentional deaths. From 2002 to 2007, homicide rates increased significantly (1.2 to 1.4 per 100,000, P,.05) while rates declined significantly from 2007 to 2014 (1.4 to 0.9, P,.05). Conversely, suicide rates from 2002-2007 decreased significantly (1.3 to 1.0, P,.05) and increased significantly from 2007-2014 (1.0 to 1.6, P,.05). White children had the highest overall risk of fatal firearm injuries, ...
February 9, 2021. Dear Chair Smith and Members of the House Judiciary Committee:. My name is Emil Parker. I am testifying on House Bill 151, on behalf of Takoma Park Mobilization. Takoma Park Mobilization, with over 2,300 members, is committed to ensuring that the General Assembly takes advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to enact meaningful policing reform legislation.. Accordingly, I am expressing our strong support for HB 151, which would repeal the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR).. Due largely to LEOBR, police officers in Maryland effectively operate under rules they make themselves. They enjoy special rights - in particular, a pre-disciplinary hearing before a board where their fellow law enforcement officers are in the majority - which are not available to other public sector employees. If this majority police officer board finds the officer not guilty - i.e., they side with their fellow officer - the chief of police is barred from imposing any discipline, ...
These data were collected using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), the primary data system of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC began operating NEISS in 1972 to monitor product-related injuries treated in United States hospital emergency departments (EDs). In June 1992, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, established an interagency agreement with CPSC to begin collecting data on nonfatal firearm-related injuries to monitor the incidence and characteristics of persons with nonfatal firearm-related injuries treated in United States hospital EDs over time. This dataset represents all nonfatal firearm-related injuries (i.e., injuries associated with powder-charged guns) and all nonfatal BB and pellet gun-related injuries reported through NEISS from 1993 through 2000. The cases consist of initial ED visits for treatment of the injuries. Cases were reported even if ...
A detailed picture of firearm injuries suffered in three American cities appears in this weeks New England Journal of Medicine. The amount, nature and outcome of firearm injuries is investigated by Arthur Kellermann, MD, Emory University, and Frederick P. Rivara, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, and others
Accurately determining the costs of treating firearm injuries and who pays them has proved elusive, but a recently published study sheds some light on the issue. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers examined initial hospitalization charges for firearm injuries between 2006 and 2014 and reported that more than $734 million was spent annually, or more than $6.6 billion over the nine-year period. The researchers adjusted costs to 2014 dollars using Consumer Price Index rates. The researchers say those figures are a small fraction of the . . .
The Oregon Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would require people to keep unattended guns locked up, ban firearms in the Oregon Capitol building and airports, and would permit schools to ban guns. It now heads to the governors desk to be signed into law.. After a brief debate, the safe-storage bill, Senate Bill 554, passed the state Senate on a vote of 17-7, with all Republicans voting no.. The bill mandates that gun owners secure unattended weapons with trigger locks or in locked compartments. Those who dont would be strictly liable for any injuries or property damage. If a minor gets ahold of an unsecured firearm, the guns owner would face a maximum $2,000 fine.. It would also require that a gun owner reports a lost or stolen weapon within 72 hours when they reasonably should have known it was missing.. Democratic Sen. Ginny Burdick of Portland, who introduced the bill, said Wednesday that gun violence is a public health crisis. ...
singlepic id=311 w=216 h=290 float=left]Six California Condors, among the most endangered birds in the world, have recently been recovered suffering from lead poisoning. Three of these subsequently died from lead poisoning from ammunition, while three others were treated for lead poisoning, according to The Peregrine Funds Condor Recovery Program in Arizona. This brings the total number of California condors killed by lead in the last 11 years to 19.. This tragic news comes as little surprise for those of us engaged in the lead ammunition issue. We expect more condor, eagle, and other bird deaths as long as lead remains an ingredient in bullets and shot used for hunting, said George Fenwick, President of American Bird Conservancy. Ammunition manufacturers have introduced superior non-toxic ammunition both for shotguns and for hunting rifles, and hunters report the newer non-toxic bullets outperform traditional ammunition. The cost of non-toxic ammunition is now the same as for premium lead ...
Vickery, Virginia. E how. How to Become a Forensic Ballistics Expert. E how. Web. 27 Nov 2012. ,http://www.ehow.com/how_4910081_become-forensic-ballistics-expert.html,. Definition of Forensics: Firearms The job of a forensic firearms analyst is to find out what weapon fired the bullet recovered at the scene of the crime. When a weapon and a bullet are recovered at a crime scene the weapon must be shot to see if the rifling matches that of a bullet recovered at the scene to determine if it was the killers gun. Meriwether LewisDeath This method of forensic science was not around at the time of his death. i think it would of helped alot because the forensics would of showed if he was shot from a distance or shot himself. Ballistics and court Ballistic evidence is accpeted in court most of the time because it can show if a gun fired the bullet that killed somebody or if the bullet was fired out of the supposed weapon that killed the man ...
Drs. Bell and Delaney will present an innovative approach they have developed for training providers on how to engage clients/patients on firearm safe storage practices, both for suicide prevention and as a broader approach to firearm injury prevention for children and families.
Here is something that should get the attention of federal legislators (but probably wont).. The Tennessee legislature this week passed a measure that exempts from federal law any firearms and/or ammunition made within the state, that stays in the state, and is stamped made in Tennessee. State law still applies to such firearms.. This bill, which has now passed both the house and senate and is headed to the governors desk, is similar to a law enacted recently in Montana.. The bills sponsor, Senator Mae Beavers, said that Our founders fought too hard to ensure states sovereignty and I am sick and tired of activist federal officials and judges sticking their noses where they dont belong.. ...
Crack, cocaine, oxycodone pills, and several firearms were seized in a drug bust in Wheatley this month.. Chatham-Kent Police Service officials say in April 2017, members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service Intelligence and Drug Enforcement Unit, along with the Critical Incident Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence in Wheatley.. Drugs (crack cocaine, cocaine, oxycodone pills, marijuana), drug paraphernalia and firearms were located within the house and seized by police for evidence.. As a result of the search warrant, a 57-year-old Wheatley man was arrested and charged with the following:. - Possession of a Controlled Substance. - Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. - Careless Storage of a Firearm x 4. He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where he was released with a court date of Thursday, May 11, 2017.. ...
HONOLULU - President Barack Obama will meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss executive actions he could take to make it harder for a dangerous few to get their hands on guns.. Obama said on his weekly radio address that he gets so many letters from parents, teachers and children about the epidemic of gun violence that he cant sit around and do nothing.. The gun lobby is loud and well organized in its defence of effortlessly available guns for anyone, Obama said. The rest of us are going to have to be just as passionate and well organized in our defence of our kids.. Obama recently directed staff at the White House to look into potential executive actions, such as expanding background checks.. Currently, federally licensed firearms dealers are required to seek background checks on potential firearm purchasers. But advocacy groups say some of the people who sell firearms at gun shows are not federally licensed, increasing the chance of sales to customers prohibited ...
From 18 - 22 February 2013, the United Nations Office for Disarmaments Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) conducted a national firearms baseline assessment mission in Suriname. This mission is the initial segment of technical cooperation between UNLIREC and Suriname.. UNLIREC Experts were in Paramaribo at the request of the Government of Suriname as the first step in UNLIREC assistance to this country under Phase II of its Caribbean Firearms Stockpile Management and Destruction Assistance Package, made possible with the financial support of the US Department of State Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.. UNLIRECs Caribbean Assistance Package was launched in April 2010 and offers assistance and support to fourteen Caribbean countries. While in Suriname, the UNLIREC Team met with senior government officials including the Ministers of Defence, Justice and Police, and Finance; the Director of the National Security Agency; the ...
B)(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, for purposes of the South Carolina Workers Compensation Law, a cardiac-related incident resulting in impairment or injury to a law enforcement officer resulting in total or partial disability, or death, is presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of employment if this impairment or injury developed while actively engaged in, or within twenty-four hours from the date of, a law enforcement incident involving unusual or extraordinary physical exertion, unless the contrary is shown by competent evidence. At the time of the incident, the law enforcement officer must be employed as a law enforcement officer of a municipal, county, state, port authority, or other law enforcement agency in this State. In order to be entitled to the presumption provided by this section, a person becoming a law enforcement officer, must be under thirty-seven years of age and upon entering into the service, must have successfully passed a physical examination ...
It also directs the Attorney General to consult with Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement officers to assess the effectiveness of existing crisis hotlines and make recommendations to Congress regarding any needed changes; to conduct research into the efficacy of an annual mental health check for law enforcement officers; and to coordinate with other federal law enforcement agencies to examine the mental health and wellness needs of Federal law enforcement officers while including a blanket stipulation to protect the privacy of participating law enforcement officers. Efforts are underway at the state level as well. In June 2017, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) established a partnership with the University of California at Berkeley, the Correctional Officer Health and Wellness Project (COHWP), led by associate professor of public policy and political science Amy Lerman. The first step in the process was a 61-question survey administered to over ...
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INFOWARS) It is yet another example of the federal government running roughshod over the states.. Last month, the state of Tennessees General Assembly passed House Bill 1796, the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act, which states that any firearms or ammunition manufactured within the state and legally owned and kept within the state by citizens are not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration due to provisions in the Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.. But according to Assistant Director Carson W. Carroll of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the U.S. Constitution is little more than a g.d. piece of paper, as George W. Bush so infamously deemed it during his reign as the decider-in-chief.. On July 16, Carroll dispatched his agencys official response to the law passed in Tennessee - the BATFE asserts that Federal law supersedes the Act, and all provisions of the Gun Control Act and the National Firearms Act, ...
Second Amendment Rights and Black Sheep. October 18, 2007 After carefully reviewing the historical documents pertaining to the drafting and ratification of the Bill of Rights, I am unable to find a single instance of intent that the Second Amendment was the bastard child of the litter.. And yet liberals (including the Mainstream Media), who treat nine of the original Amendments with the same reverence they bestow on Mao s Little Red Book, consistently treat the Second Amendment as the flawed bastard of the Bill. If any of our Constitutional Rights were trampled to the same extent that the exercise of Second Amendment Rights are daily disparaged and denied...the American Civil Liberties Union would suffer a collective panty-twist. In June of this year James Goldberg had his gun confiscated by the Glastonbury, Connecticut police and his gun permit was revoked after he was charged with breach of peace. Goldberg entered a Chili s restaurant to pick up a takeout order on June 21. When he reached for ...
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GARY MAUSER, representing the National Firearms Association of Canada, said he had a 20-year career in academic research on firearms and crime. In his professional opinion, there was no empirical evidence to support claims that civilian access to small arms and light weapons engendered criminal or terrorist violence. A wide variety of other factors had been found important, however: lack of economic freedom; organized crime; non-democratic government; governmental corruption; drug trafficking; and a history of violent ethnic conflict. Indeed, surveys showed that firearm ownership was highly concentrated among the largest and wealthiest societies, which were also the most politically stable countries in the world and typically had low levels of violence. And even if gun bans worked, many alternative weapons were available to would-be murderers - eight decades of police-state enforcement of handgun prohibition would have kept Russian gun ownership low, yet its murder rates had long been four times ...
The evidence is in: houses with guns in them are houses in which the chances of death by accident or suicide skyrocket and in which even the chances of getting shot fatally by an intruder rises. Domestic violence in which guns are involved are lethal, while without them they are far less likely to be. Nobody needs an assault rifle or multiple ammunition clips to hunt, banning the private ownership of such weapons harms a marginal minority of gun nuts who shouldnt have guns anyway. Anybody who enjoys shooting or collecting guns for sport or hobby should balance their pleasure in that activity with its objective public safety threat: shooting guns in authorized ranges which store the guns on premises, and collecting historical weapons that are rendered nonfunctional are reasonable compromises. Background checks for all gun purchases including online and gun-show purchases, making licensing contingent on taking a gun safety course, encouraging health officials to ask questions about gun ownership ...
6) If a person notifies the seizing law enforcement agency in writing of the persons claim of ownership or right to possession of the seized vehicle within forty-five days of the seizure, the law enforcement agency shall give the person or persons a reasonable opportunity to be heard as to the claim or right. The hearing shall be before the chief law enforcement officer of the seizing agency or the chief law enforcement officers designee, except where the seizing agency is a state agency as defined in RCW 34.12.020, the hearing shall be before the chief law enforcement officer of the seizing agency or an administrative law judge appointed under chapter 34.12 RCW, except that any person asserting a claim or right may remove the matter to a court of competent jurisdiction. Removal may only be accomplished according to the rules of civil procedure. The person seeking removal of the matter must serve process against the state, county, political subdivision, or municipality that operates the ...
After witnessing the Las Vegas attack firsthand, Caleb Keeter, a performer at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, has completely changed his mind on gun control.
If the order requires the surrender of any firearm or other weapon, a law enforcement officer shall accompany the defendant, or may proceed without the defendant if necessary, to the scene of the domestic violence or any other location where the judge has reasonable cause to believe any firearm or other weapon belonging to the defendant is located, to ensure that the defendant does not gain access to any firearm or other weapon, and that the firearm or other weapon is appropriately surrendered in accordance with the order. If the order prohibits the defendant from returning to the scene of domestic violence or any other location where the judge has reasonable cause to believe any firearm or other weapon belonging to the defendant is located, any firearm or other weapon located there shall be seized by a law enforcement officer. The order shall include notice to the defendant of the penalties for a violation of any provision of the order, including but not limited to the penalties for contempt of ...
Three men and six women are facing charges for firearms offences and illicit drug activity following an investigation that started in the spring and led to the seizure of money, guns, ammunition and drugs, including nearly $200,000 worth of fentanyl. The arrests and seizures by Brantford Police Service occurred on July 30 as officers continue…
Since 1786, more than 22,000 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ensures that those who made the ultimate sacrifice are remembered for generations to come, while providing a place where survivors can spend a quiet moment paying tribute to their loved ones.. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is located on E Street, between 4th and 5th Streets, NW, in Washington, DC adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Museum.. Take a Virtual Tour ...
Walvis Bay - The Namibian police in the Erongo Region have appealed to residents still in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition to surrender such weapons as soon as possible during the extended amnesty period to avoid being charged.. The amnesty period which was initially scheduled from August 16 until November 18 last year saw only one firearm being surrendered in the Erongo Region.. However, 30 rifles, 10 pistols, 10 barrels, 10 bombshells, two air-guns and 4,000 rounds of ammunition were surrender shortly after the amnesty period was extended to February 18 this year.. Briefing the media yesterday at Walvis Bay, Deputy Commissioner Tobias Gerber said there are more weapons in the region and thus urged all residents in the region to surrender such weapons while they still have time to do so in order to avoid prosecution.. We need more firearms. We know there are a lot more than what was already surrendered. By surrendering, we mean anything that has to do with firearms, even empty ...
Justice Breyer delivered the opinion of the Court. The federal witness tampering statute makes it a crime to kill another person, with intent to … prevent the communication by any person to a law enforcement officer … of the United States of information relating to the … possible commission of a Federal offense. 18 U. S. C. §1512(a)(1)(C). We focus on instances where a defendant killed a person with an intent to prevent that person from communicating with law enforcement officers in general but where the defendant did not have federal law enforcement officers (or any specific individuals) particularly in mind. The question before us concerns what, if anything, the Government must show beyond this broad in-definite intent in order to show that the defendant more particularly intended to prevent communication with federal officers as well. We hold that, in such circumstances, the Government must show that there was a reasonable likelihood that a relevant communication would have been ...
1)(a) If a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a motor vehicle driven by or in the actual physical control of a person under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substances, or any controlled substances has caused the death or serious bodily injury of a human being, a law enforcement officer shall require the person driving or in actual physical control of the motor vehicle to submit to a test of the persons blood for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content thereof or the presence of chemical substances as set forth in s. 877.111 or any substance controlled under chapter 893. The law enforcement officer may use reasonable force if necessary to require such person to submit to the administration of the blood test. The blood test shall be performed in a reasonable manner. Notwithstanding s. 316.1932, the testing required by this paragraph need not be incidental to a lawful arrest of the person ...
1)(a) If a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a motor vehicle driven by or in the actual physical control of a person under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substances, or any controlled substances has caused the death or serious bodily injury of a human being, a law enforcement officer shall require the person driving or in actual physical control of the motor vehicle to submit to a test of the persons blood for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content thereof or the presence of chemical substances as set forth in s. 877.111 or any substance controlled under chapter 893. The law enforcement officer may use reasonable force if necessary to require such person to submit to the administration of the blood test. The blood test shall be performed in a reasonable manner. Notwithstanding s. 316.1932, the testing required by this paragraph need not be incidental to a lawful arrest of the person. ...
4) In a prosecution under RCW 9.68A.050, 9.68A.060, 9.68A.070, or 9.68A.075, it shall be an affirmative defense that the defendant was a law enforcement officer or a person specifically authorized, in writing, to assist a law enforcement officer and acting at the direction of a law enforcement officer in the process of conducting an official investigation of a sex-related crime against a minor, or that the defendant was providing individual case treatment as a recognized medical facility or as a psychiatrist or psychologist licensed under Title 18 RCW. Nothing in chapter 227, Laws of 2010 is intended to in any way affect or diminish the immunity afforded an electronic communication service provider, remote computing service provider, or domain name registrar acting in the performance of its reporting or preservation responsibilities under 18 U.S.C. Secs. 2258a, 2258b, or 2258c ...
It should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA is on board with President Obamas plan to attack Americans right to keep and bear arms as a means to end gun violence. A cardinal feature of communist regimes, like all dictatorships, is the prohibition of private ownership of arms, creating a monopoly of force in the hands of the State.. In a January 18 article, Peoples World, an official publication of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), declared that the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right - one that far supercedes any so-called personal gun rights allegedly contained in the Second Amendment.. The article, entitled, Fight to end gun violence is key to defending democracy, written by Peoples World labor and politics reporter Rick Nagin, claims that the right-wing extremists opposing all efforts to curb gun violence are the same forces that rallied behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, hoping to undermine ...
We believe the 2nd Amendment is best defended through grass-roots organization, education, and advocacy centered around individual gun owners. It is our mission to encourage, organize, and support these efforts throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.. ...
MARION, S.C. (WBTW) - Police arrested and charged a Marion man with three counts of armed robbery involving the theft of an AR-15 assault rifle and other firearms. Tyrel Brantley, 21, was arrested and charged on Aug. 5 with three counts of armed robbery and three counts of pointing and presenting a firearm at a person. […]
PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Donora, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to fourmonths incarceration, followed by three years of supervised release, the first sixmonths of which will be home detention, on his conviction of violating a federal narcotics law and federal firearm law, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.. Senior United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Christian B. Drennan, 28, now currently residing in St. Clairsville, Ohio.. According to information presented to the court, from in and around April 2018 and continuing until September 6, 2018, Drennan, an opioid addict, conspired to import less than 40 grams of fentanyl, a controlled substance, from China for his personal use and possessed firearms while an unlawful user of a controlled substance.. Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.. United States Attorney Brady commended the Homeland Security ...
Guns are an enduring symbol of imperialism, whether they are used to impose social order, create ceremonial spectacle, incite panic, or to inspire confidence. In Guns and Society, Saheed Aderinto considers the social, political, and economic history of these weapons in colonial Nigeria. As he transcends traditional notions of warfare and militarization, Aderinto reveals surprising insights into how colonialism changed access to firearms after the 19th century. In doing so, he explores the unusual ways in which guns were used in response to changes in the Nigerian cultural landscape. More Nigerians used firearms for pastime and professional hunting in the colonial period than at any other time. The boom and smoke of gunfire even became necessary elements in ceremonies and political events. Aderinto argues that firearms in the Nigerian context are not simply commodities but are also objects of material culture. Considering guns in this larger context provides a clearer understanding of the ways in ...
COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS THAT COULD HELP PREVENT MASS SHOOTINGS.. The insane blood and carnage on mass shootings must be brought under control and failure to adopt any new laws only guarantees the mass murder will go on and on.. Here are some Common sense gun laws that would help prevent mass shootings. Most have been adopted by civilized Industrial Countries many decades ago and they have for the most part worked a majority of the time. Although there is no panacea for foreign government sponsored terrorism.. 1. Mandatory Psychological testing of all gun purchasers. Issue of a gun owners permit to buy.. 2. Mandatory vetting of all gun purchases even between individuals and transfers only through licensed dealers.. 3. Mandatory use of safes for secure storage of firearms which would prevent not only thefts but child accidental shootings.. 4. Mandatory security alarm systems. 5. Severe restrictions on magazine capacity for assault rifles.. These weapons are far more deadly than pistols and their ...