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Earl Gregg Swem Library

What, If Anything, Has Judge Garland Said About the Second Amendment and Guns?

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Looks at past opinions of Judge Garland to attempt to determine his views on the Second Amendment and the regulation of firearms. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


FFL [Federal Firearms Licensee] Thefts/Losses, United States, 2015

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Reports on loss or theft of firearms by firearm type and state.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the Justice Department


Firearms Commerce in the United States: Annual Statistical Update 2015

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

A series of tables and charts showing types of firearms manufactured, firearms exports and imports, imports by country of manufacture, firearms tax revenues, registered weapons by state, year-by-year actions on firearms license applications from 1975, and more.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the Justice Department



Memorandum: Promoting Smart Gun Technology

Categories: Guns,Presidency

Presidential directive which calls upon the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security to conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology that would reduce the frequency of accidental gun discharge or unauthorized use of firearms and improve the tracing of lost or stolen guns. From the White House


World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 2015

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

Offers statistical information on military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data for each country of the world. Covers the eleven year period from 2002 through 2012. From the State Department


Remarks by the President on Common-Sense Gun Safety Reform

Categories: Guns,Headlines,Presidency

Speech by President Obama at ceremony introducing his executive directives relating to gun sales, background checks, and gun safety technology. From the White House


Drug Offenders in Federal Prison: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Guns,Statistics

Presents a description of drug offenders in federal prison, including criminal history, demographics, gun involvement in the offense, and sentence imposed. Also examines characteristics by type of drug involved and discusses alternative methods for defining drug offenders. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Executive Order Number Fifty (2015): Executive Action to Prevent Gun Violence

Categories: Guns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Establishes a joint Task Force to Prosecute Gun Crimes with special emphasis on enforcing current provisions of state law that only licensed dealers engage in the business of selling firearms and that guns are kept out of the hands of those prohibited from owning them. Also prohibits the open carrying of firearms in “offices occupied by executive branch agencies.” From the Office of the Governor


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