Publications 2018

The Militarized Marketing of Bushmaster Assault Rifles 

In the wake of declining household gun ownership, it is no secret that the gun industry has focused on semiautomatic military-style assault weapons, most notably AR-15-type rifles, in its marketing and sales efforts.

April 2018

Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2015 Homicide Data

The devastation homicide inflicts on black teens and adults is a national crisis, yet it is all too often ignored outside of affected communities.

April 2018

Hispanic Victims of Lethal Firearms Violence in the United States

Hispanics in the United States are disproportionately affected by lethal firearms violence.

February 2018

Understanding the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Semiautomatic Assault Rifle

The Smith & Wesson M&P15 assault rifle demonstrates the clear and present danger of a gun designed for war and ruthlessly marketed for profit to civilians.

February 2018

U.S. Gun Death Rate Jumps 17 Percent Since 2008 Supreme Court District of Columbia v. Heller Decision Affirming Right to Own a Handgun for Self-Defense

In the years since the Heller decision, gun policy on the federal level and in too many states has gone in the wrong direction. These numbers show that as a nation we are facing an escalating gun crisis.

January 2018

Mass Shootings in the United States Involving High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines

High-Capacity ammunition magazines are the common thread running through most mass shootings in the United States.

February 2018