VPC Backgrounder on Glock 21 Pistol Used in Borderline Bar & Grill Shooting

Following news reports that the handgun used in the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, was a Glock 21 45 caliber pistol equipped with an extended high-capacity ammunition magazine, the VPC today released The Glock Pistol: A Favorite of Mass Shooters. More>>

VPC Statement on Mass Shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California

NRA Has Worked for Decades to Block Efforts to Regulate Type of Explosive Reportedly Contained in Bombs Targeting Political Figures, Media, and Others

Numerous news sources report that at least some of the pipe bombs targeting political figures, the media, and others this week were constructed with black powder. Since the 1970s the NRA has worked to block federal regulation of black and smokeless powder. More>>

Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, New Violence Policy Center Study Confirms

New research from the VPC confirms that, contrary to what the firearms industry and gun lobby claim, private citizens rarely use guns to kill criminals or stop crimes. More>>