Following today's passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of legislation to ban assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, VPC Government Affairs Director Kristen Rand issued the following statement. More>>
Guns are by far the most common weapon used to kill Black homicide victims in America, according to a new study by the VPC. The study found that 88 percent of Black homicide victims nationwide were killed with guns. Of these, nearly two thirds were killed with a handgun. More>>
VPC resources on issues related to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, including backgrounder on the manufacturer of the gun reportedly used, mass shootings involving large capacity ammunition magazines, gun industry marketing to children, the militarized marketing of assault weapons, and research on lethal gun victimization of Latinos. More>>
An Illinois-based gun manufacturer is marketing AR-15 assault rifles designed specifically for children. Manufactured by WEE1 Tactical, and dubbed the JR-15, the company states that the child-sized assault rifles are 20 percent smaller than a standard AR-15, weigh only 2.2 pounds, and retail for $389. The company promises that the children’s assault rifle “looks, feels, and operates just like Mom and Dad’s gun.” More>>
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