|States with the Five Highest Gun Death Rates||States with the Five Lowest Gun Death Rates|
|Rank||State||Household Gun Ownership||Gun Death Rate per 100,000||Rank||State||Household Gun Ownership||Gun Death Rate per 100,000|
|1||Alaska||56.4 percent||23.97||50||Massachusett||14.3 percent||3.13|
|2||Louisiana||49.0 percent||20.38||49||Hawaii||12.5 percent||3.84|
|3||Montana||67.5 percent||19.85||48||New York||22.2 percent||4.29|
|4||Alabama||49.5 percent||19.72||47||Rhode Island||15.9 percent||4.83|
|5||Mississippi||54.3 percent||19.68||46||Connecticut||22.2 percent||5.26|
From How Stuff Works—Science. (by Marshall Brain)
From NRA Family, by NRA Staff (January 10, 2017).
From NRA Family, by NRA Staff (January 17, 2017).
General information about firearms and how they work.
This video is the lecture component of the Online Handgun Safety Course of 11 Bravo Training. (published on April 27, 2013)
Video describes basic gun parts, nomenclature and descriptions. (Smithjac USMC, April 24, 2009)
“A 2D Flash animation that I made in order to explain how firearms work to those who have no prior knowledge about them. The larger internal moving parts (barrel, recoil spring, firing pin) as well as the components of a cartridge (bullet, powder, primer) are shown in a semi-transparent cutaway view. I also included a voice-over to explain what is happening when the pistol is operated. The discharge of a cartridge as it is shown in the video applies to rifles and other firearms as well.” (Skallagrim, 2013)
“A quick animation of how a semi-automatic handgun works from the first round to the last. The model in this video is based on the Springfield Armory XDM 45 Compact.” (45Snipers, 2015)
“This video is about how a machine gun, in particular, an AR15 M16 M4 full auto, select fire, carbine functions and the differences between it and a semi auto variant.” (modernpawn, 2014)
Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng shares four rules for safe firearm handling. (National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), published on Oct 15, 2014)
Spencer Rands, the Armed Self Defense Institutes founding instructor, goes over the basic firearm safety rules. This is Episode 1 of the ASDI Firearms Training Series. (Armed Self Defense Institutes (ASDI), uploaded on March 18, 2011)
Video by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
The June 15, 2010 article from Cracked addresses movie myths associated with silencers, need to change magazines, bulletproof vests, hammer cocking, and explosive bullets. (by Robert Evans)
“CDC’s WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.”
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:
“Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is a not for profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States. GVA will collect and check for accuracy, comprehensive information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then post and disseminate it online.”
“The Violence Policy Center (VPC) works to stop gun death and injury through research, education, advocacy, and collaboration. Founded in 1988 by Executive Director Josh Sugarmann, a native of Newtown, Connecticut, the VPC informs the public about the impact of gun violence on their daily lives, exposes the profit-driven marketing and lobbying activities of the firearms industry and gun lobby, offers unique technical expertise to policymakers, organizations, and advocates on the federal, state, and local levels, and works for policy changes that save lives.”
Released on December 23, 2015, this article published by The Trace highlights trends and data from 2015. (by Jennifer Mascia)
Data provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Data provided by the American Association of Suicidology.
“The Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, often called “the Lautenberg Amendment” (“Gun Ban for Individuals Convicted of a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence”, Pub.L. 104–208, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9)), is an amendment to the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997, enacted by the 104th United States Congress in 1996, which bans access to firearms by people convicted of crimes of domestic violence. The act is often referred to as “the Lautenberg Amendment” after its sponsor, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D – NJ).”
From the U.S. Department of Justice. “…full text of an announcement that was sent by the Criminal Division to the United States Attorneys’ Offices upon the passage of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(9) (the Lautenberg Amendment) in the fall of 1996. This provision amends the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 by banning the possession of firearms by individuals convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.”
The U.S. Supreme Court Opinion, 2014.
The Trace released this article on June 27, 2016. “The Supreme Court on Monday held that a federal gun ban applies to people convicted of using physical force against a domestic partner or family member, even if they didn’t intend to do harm.” (by Olivia Li)
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