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.

General Information

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