TopLinks: Guns and Violence

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Handgun Control is “a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that lobbies in favor of common-sense gun regulations at both a state and national level.” Check this site for recent news on gun control legislation, articles about school shootings and guns in the home, scholarly papers on guns in the United States, and links to important resources online.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
The ATF is a law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Treasury. Their Web site offers information about the use of firearms in violence, gangs, and youth crime.

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
This site provides resources, publications, and technical assistance for policy makers and social workers trying to reduce violence in their communities.

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence works to "secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy." The site contains links to the latest articles, videos, frequently asked questions, and a blog on preventing gun violence.

Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
The mission of the Gandhi Institute is “to promote and apply the principles of nonviolence locally, nationally, and globally, to prevent violence and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming.”

GunCite: Gun Control and Second Amendment Issues
GunCite has links to articles arguing against gun control.

Handgun Control, Inc.
The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence sponsors this site to educate the public about issues surrounding gun violence in the United States. The site offers links to news items, research, and legislation on guns and gun control.

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Center for Gun Policy and Research
The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Center for Gun Policy and Research "examines the public health effects of guns in society and serves as an objective resource for the media, policy makers, advocacy groups, and the general public." The site offers the center’s research, publications, and fact sheets in numerous downloadable files. A useful resource section offers links to other research and governmental organizations dealing with gun policy.

National Review: A World without Guns
National Review columnist Dave Kopel shares his interesting argument about the futility of gun control laws based on economic and historical perspectives, and instead proposes trying to change people's attitudes towards violence.

National Rifle Association of America
For 125 years the NRA has protected the right of every American to bear arms. This site includes the history and mission statement of the NRA; youth programs; safety, education and public service information; a link to the Shooting, Hunting, & National Firearms Museum; and a list of NRA publications.

People for the American Way
This site offers news, articles and discussion from a "watchdog group" that monitors the activities of the religious right. Visit for quotes from religious and political leaders, summaries of television and radio appearances of the religious right, and recent articles on relevant issues, such as the separation of church and state, gays in the military, and sex education.