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Earl Gregg Swem Library

To Walk the Earth in Safety: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Guns,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/276160.pdf

The 16th or 2017 edition, covering U.S. efforts in 2016 to keep weapons out of the wrong hands and assist nations in clearing landmines and other unexploded ordnance. Offers a worldwide survey.  From the State Department

 

Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Propose Joint Legislative Priorities

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Environment,Guns,Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=22095

Press release which outlines major priorities for the current and future Democratic leaders including expansion of Medicaid, universal background checks for gun purchases, reform of the absentee voting process, joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and preventing the personal use of campaign contributions.  From the Office of the Governor

 

To Walk the Earth in Safety: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Guns,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/276160.pdf

The 2017 report describing U.S. government efforts to clear landmines and other unexploded ordnance.  Includes regional profiles of U.S. sponsored-work around the globe.  From the State Department.

 

Criminal Victimization, 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv16.pdf

Covers the characteristics of crimes and victims, and outcomes of victimization.  Includes both property and violent crimes, domestic violence, and weapon use.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

The Essential Neil Gorsuch Reader: What Judge Gorsuch Cases Should You Read?

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/essential.pdf

Offers links to key opinions written by the nominee for the Supreme Court arranged according to categories of law at issue.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 2016

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/rpt/wmeat/2016/index.htm

Presents statistical tables about military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data for 170 countries from 2004 through 2014.  From the State Department

 

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R44716.pdf

Provides Congress with official, unclassified data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the U.S. and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years.  The U.S. retained its position as the leading arms supplier to the world in 2015, increasing its market share to 50.3%.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Criminal Victimization 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv15.pdf

Presents national rates and levels of criminal victimization in 2015 and change from 2014.  Includes characteristics of crimes and victims and consequences of the crime.  Also covers domestic violence and use of weapons.  From  the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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