Firearms, Laws, and Crime Data Resources/Sources for Journalists
Factually reporting and communicating about firearms has never been more important. The recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has resulted in heated debates and often dissemination of erroneous facts.
To assist with your efforts to include factual data in communications, the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) compiled a list of sources/resources that provide data on firearms purchases, U.S. crime data, educational materials on firearms, and more.
These resources are reliable outlets for verified information, not individual compilations, news reports or opinions.
- National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Research and Statistics
- NSSF Firearms Purchases Data
- NSSF Information on Modern Sporting Rifles
- NSSF Modern Sporting Rifle Facts
- National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
- NRA-ILA News & Issues
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Crime Statistics
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) - Online Press Room
- Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF)
- Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)
- SAF 2nd Amendment Primer
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Homicide Data
- Book: "More Guns, Less Crime"
- Dave Kopel, Research Director, Independence Institute and Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, Denver University Sturm College of Law
U.S Firearms Laws
Additional Resources: Suggestions from POMA members and site visitors
Firearms and Violence, A Critical Review: National Research Council of the National Academies, Committee to Improve Research Information and Data on Firearms, Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education