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2014-02-25 16:25:32

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The FBI's semi-annual uniform crime data for the first half of 2013 confirms once again what the firearms community already knew, that violent crime has continued to decline while gun sales have continued to climb, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. The report, issued last week, says murders declined 6.9 percent from the first half of 2012, while aggravated assaults dropped by 6.6 percent...

2014-01-21 10:54:20

UCSF meta-analysis finds women at greater risk of being killed Someone with access to firearms is three times more likely to commit suicide and nearly twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide as someone who does not have access, according to a comprehensive review of the scientific literature conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco. The meta-analysis, published online Jan. 20, 2013, in Annals of Internal Medicine, pools results from 15 investigations, slightly more than half...

2013-10-28 11:56:27

Reducing the number of household firearms, especially handguns, may reduce childhood gunshot injuries There are approximately 7,500 child hospitalizations and 500 in-hospital deaths each year due to injuries sustained from guns. In an abstract presented Oct. 27 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers also identified a link between the percentage of homes with guns and the prevalence of child gunshot injuries. In "United...

2013-08-21 12:25:12

Participants Will Call On Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor Bipartisan House Bill To Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands; 90 Percent of Americans Support Background Checks Rally is Part of "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" Bus Tour; www.NoMoreNames.org ***MEDIA AND EVENT ADVISORY*** RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, August 22nd, the father of a victim of a Newtown massacre, a gun owner and NRA member, a domestic violence...

2013-08-09 12:21:32

Coats Voted Against Background Checks Even Though 89 Percent of Hoosiers Support Them; Participants Thank Senator Donnelly for Voting in Favor of Sensible Gun Legislation Rally is Part of "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" Bus Tour; www.NoMoreNames.org INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad coalition of gun violence prevention advocates - including the sister of a victim of the Newtown massacre, State Representative John Bartlett, faith leaders,...

2013-08-08 12:23:42

Portman Voted Against Background Checks Even Though 83 Percent of Ohioans Support Them; Participants Set To Thank Senator Brown for Voting in Favor of Sensible Gun Legislation Rally is Part of "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" Bus Tour; www.NoMoreNames.org CINCINNATI, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 10th, the sister of a victim of the Newtown massacre, a survivor of gun violence, Cincinnati City Councilmembers, faith leaders,...

2013-08-05 16:24:20

Grassley Voted Against Background Checks Even Though 88 Percent of Iowans Support Them; Participants Set To Thank Senator Harkin for Supporting Sensible Gun Legislation Event is Part of "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" Bus Tour; www.NoMoreNames.org DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, August 7th, the sister of a victim of the Newtown massacre, a survivor of the 2011 Tucson mass shooting, Mayor Frank Cownie, state lawmakers,...

2013-07-19 12:23:53

***MEDIA AND EVENT ADVISORY*** Baucus Voted Against Bipartisan Background Checks Bill That Would Keep Guns Out of Wrong Hands, Even Though 79 Percent of Montanans Support Background Checks for All Gun Sales July 23(rd) Rally is Part of "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" Bus Tour; www.NoMoreNames.org HELENA, Mont., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 23rd, the sister of a Newtown victim, families of gun violence victims, gun owners, elected...

2013-07-12 08:23:00

Participants to Read Names of Thousands of Americans Killed By Gun Violence, Hold Moment of Silence for Aurora Victims at 12:38 a.m. When Shooting Occurred Event is Part of "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" Bus Tour; www.NoMoreNames.org ***MEDIA AND EVENT ADVISORY*** AURORA, Colo., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 19th, survivors of the Aurora theater massacre, families of victims, gun violence prevention advocates, and local faith...

2013-06-20 12:26:47

Participants to Thank Senators Warner and Kaine for Supporting Bipartisan Manchin-Toomey Background Checks Bill That Would Help Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands June 21st Rally is Part of "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" Bus Tour; www.NoMoreNames.org ***MEDIA AND EVENT ADVISORY*** BLACKSBURG, Va., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 21st, families of victims of the Virginia Tech and Newtown massacres will gather in Blacksburg, Virginia as...