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Making A Killing Film - Facts and Numbers

Domestic Violence

 

Women are 500% more likely to be killed if their abuser has a gun”

EveryTown For Gun Safety. (2014). GUNS AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. Available:http://everytownresearch.org/documents/2015/04/guns-and-violence-against-women.pdf.  

 

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Xu, Jiaquan, MD.; Murphy, Sherry L. B.S.; et al.. (2016). National Vital Statistics Reports. Available:http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf.

 

“Millions of guns are sold without background checks each year”

Robison, Mark. (2014). Fact Checker: Are gun-background-check claims true?. Available:http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/09/13/fact-checker-gun-background-check-claims-true/15153955/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

There are at least 100 gun shows every week in the U.S.”

Violence Policy Center. (1996). Gun Shows in America: Tupperware® Parties for Criminals. Available:http://www.vpc.org/studies/tupthree.htm. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

National Association of Arms Shows, Inc.. (2008). NAAS President's Welcome Message. Available: http://www.naasgunshows.com/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

 

“There are at least 5,200 gun shows every year in the U.S.”

Violence Policy Center. (196). Gun Shows in America: Tupperware® Parties for Criminals. Available: http://www.vpc.org/studies/tupthree.htm. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

National Association of Arms Shows, Inc.. (2008). NAAS President's Welcome Message. Available: http://www.naasgunshows.com/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

National Association of Arms Shows, Inc.. (2008). NAAS President's Welcome Message. Available: http://www.naasgunshows.com/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

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Masters, Kate. (2015). Just How Many People Get Guns Without a Background Check? Fast-Tracked Research Is Set to Provide an Answer. Available:http://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/private-sale-loophole-background-check-harvard-research/

 

“Thomas Maffei was arrested on November 02, 2012”

Broward County Bookings. (2012). Florida Bookings. Available:http://florida.arrests.org/search.php?fname=thomas&fpartial=True&lname=maffei. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“Every 16 hours a woman is shot and killed by her husband or boyfriend”

Mascia, Jennifer. (2016). Once Every 16 Hours, An American Woman Is Fatally Shot by a Current or Former Romantic Partner. Available:http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/woman-shot-killed-frequency-domestic-violence/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“74% of NRA members support universal background checks”

MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS. (2012). 2012 Frank Luntz National Poll of Gun Owners and NRA Members. Available:http://everytownresearch.org/2012-polling-on-support-for-background-checks/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

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46% fewer women are shot to death by intimate partners in states with background checks

EveryTown For Gun Safety. (2016). Background Checks. Available:http://everytown.org/issue/background-checks/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“The NRA spent $526,706 on Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-TX) campaign”

The NRA spent $526,706 on Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-TX) campaign in 2010

Stone, Peter H.. (2011). Rick Perry's devotion to NRA-backed proposals reaps campaign aid and grassroots support. Available:http://www.publicintegrity.org/2011/09/15/6466/rick-perrys-devotion-nra-backed-proposals-reaps-campaign-aid-and-grassroots-support. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“48% fewer on-duty police officers are shot and killed in states with background checks”

EveryTown For Gun Safety. (2016). Background Checks. Available:http://everytown.org/issue/background-checks/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“Beretta had €638.2 million in sales in 2013

Pietro Gussalli Beretta. (2015). Press Release – Beretta Holding S.p.A.http://www.pietrogussalliberetta.it/en/press-release/. Available:http://www.pietrogussalliberetta.it/en/press-release/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“Beretta and its subsidiaries gave at least $2.2 million to the NRA

NRA-ILA (Institute For Legislative Action). (2008). Beretta Group Pledges $1 million to Benefit the NRA Institute for Legislative Action and Civil Rights Defense Fund. Available:https://www.nraila.org/articles/20080903/beretta-group-pledges-1-million-to-ben. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

The Outdoor Wire. (2013). Benelli USA Pledges $250,000 to NRA-ILA, NRA-Civil Defense Fund. Available: http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1375944423vezswwpev57. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016

 

Fritze, John . (2006). Political donations exceeded cap. Available: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2006-10-22/news/0610220149_1_beretta-usa-benelli-campaign-finance. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Beretta CEO Cav. Ugo Gussalli Beretta personally gave $250,000 to the NRA in 2013”

Ammo Land. (2013). Benelli USA Pledges $250,000 to NRA-ILA, NRA-Civil Defense Fund http://www.ammoland.com/2013/08/benelli-usa-pledges-250000-to-nra-ila-nra-civil-defense-fund/#axzz3U66I1XtN. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“Colt made $213.3 million in sales in 2012”

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. (2012). UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION.http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1508677/000110465913024404/a12-29158_110k.htm. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“Smith & Wesson made $626.6 million in sales in 2014”

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. (2014). Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2014 Financial Results. Available:http://ir.smith-wesson.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=90977&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1941268. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“Sturm, Ruger & Co. made $544.4 million in sales in 2014”

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. (2014).Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Financial Results . Available:http://www.ruger.com/corporate/news/2015-02-25a.html. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“Glock founder Gaston Glock spent $45 million on a private jet”

Gun Mart. (2011). The Glock Private Jet. Available:http://gunmart.blogspot.com/2011/05/glock-private-jet.html. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.


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Hickey, Walter. (2013). How The Gun Industry Funnels Tens Of Millions Of Dollars To The NRA. Available:http://www.businessinsider.com/gun-industry-funds-nra-2013-1. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“The NRA reported revenues of over $310 million in 2014”

Documentcloud.org. (2015). NRA-2014-990. Available:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2638472-NRA-2014-990.html. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“Income 2014 $927,863 NRA CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre made”

Documentcloud.org. (2015). NRA-2014-990. Available:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2638472-NRA-2014-990.html. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“$784, 515 NRA ILA Executive Director NRA-ILA Chris Cox”

Documentcloud.org. (2015). NRA-2014-990. Available:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2638472-NRA-2014-990.html. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“$533,321 NRA Executive Director Office of Advancement Tyler Schropp

Documentcloud.org. (2015). NRA-2014-990. Available:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2638472-NRA-2014-990.html. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“$564,783 NRA Treasurer Wilson Phillips, Jr.”

Documentcloud.org. (2015). NRA-2014-990. Available:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2638472-NRA-2014-990.html. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“$147,000 NRA Director Marion Hammer”

Documentcloud.org. (2015). NRA-2014-990. Available:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2638472-NRA-2014-990.html. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

Unintentional

 

7 children are killed by guns every day in the United States

Seven children are killed with guns on an average day.

EveryTown For Gun Safety. (2016). Gun Violence By Numbers.Available:http://everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-by-the-numbers/#YearlyGunMurders. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016 (In this statistic children are defined as 19 years and younger)

 

“More than 40% of gun owning households with children in the United States keep  their guns unlocked”

Brady Center. (2016). Risks of Having a Gun in the Home. Available: http://www.bradycampaign.org/risks-of-having-a-gun-in-the-home. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

Schuster, Mark A. MD. (2000). Firearm Storage Patterns in US Homes With Children. Available: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.90.4.588. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“65% of Americans with children in the home would be willing to buy a smart gun.

Healy, Melissa. (2016). Access to safer guns is favored by most in U.S., poll finds. Available: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-safer-guns-favored-by-most-20160121-story.html. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.



“70% of unintentional shooting deaths in the U.S. could have been prevented by storing guns safely”

EveryTown For Gun Safety. (2014). Innocents Lost:A Year of Unintentional Child Gun Deaths. Available: http://everytownresearch.org/reports/innocents_lost/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“A child in the U.S. has been shot and killed every other day since Sandy Hook”

BRUNKER, MIKE; DEFRANK, POLLY. (2015). Since Sandy Hook, an American Kid Has Died by a Gun Every Other Day. Available: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sandy-hook-american-kid-has-died-gun-every-other-day-n478746. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016. (In this statistic children are defined as 12 years and younger)

 

“A cable lock costs $14”

Mossberg. (2016). Mossberg Accessories - Cablelock. Available: http://store.mossberg.com/product/187/mossberg-accessories-cablelock. Last accessed 2016.

 

The shotgun that killed Eddie was bought for $393

 

The NRA opposed a mandatory storage law in Washington State in 2013. The law was never passed.

Rosenthal, Brian M. (2014). Shooting accidents soar; state gun laws remain unchanged. Available:

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/shooting-accidents-soar-state-gun-laws-remain-unchanged/

 

One year later, Eddie Zee Holmes was killed


The year after Aurora and Sandy Hook Mossberg Corp. had an income of $231 million

PrivCo. (PrivCo). Private Company Financial Information. Available: http://www.privco.com/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Mossberg Corporation and its companies had an income of $201 million in 2014, the year Eddie was killed.

PrivCo. (PrivCo). Private Company Financial Information. Available: http://www.privco.com/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.



“Brian Judy is paid $99,995 annually to lobby in Washington and other states”

Rosenthal, Brian M. (2013). Gun-control supporters outspent NRA lobby in Olympia this year. Available: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/gun-control-supporters-outspent-nra-lobby-in-olympia-this-year/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“81% of unintentional child gun deaths occur in a home”

EveryTown For Gun Safety. (2014). Innocents Lost:A Year of Unintentional Child Gun Deaths. Available: http://everytownresearch.org/reports/innocents_lost/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016

 

“1.7 million American children live in homes with guns loaded and unlocked”

Moms Demand Action. (2014). New Analysis of One Year of Unintentional Child Gun Deaths in the U.S. Finds Nearly Two Children Killed Every Week, More Than 60 Percent Higher Than Federal Data Reflect. Available: http://momsdemandaction.org/in-the-news/new-analysis-one-year-unintentional-child-gun-deaths-u-s-finds-nearly-two-children-killed-every-week-60-percent-higher-federal-data-reflect/. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016

 

Trafficking

 

“1 in every 5 people murdered in Chicago is 18 or younger”

Caputo, Angela. (2014). Homicides in Chicago down, number of children killed stays the same. Available: http://chicagoreporter.com/homicides-chicago-down-number-children-killed-stays-same/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Chicago police seize an illegal gun every 72 minutes”

Bauer, Kelly. (2015). An Illegal Gun is Seized by Police Every 72 Minutes in Chicago: Top Cop. Available: https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150831/bronzeville/illegal-gun-is-seized-by-police-every-22-minutes-chicago-top-cop. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“59% of students in grades six through twelve know where to get a gun within 24 hours”

Stat per ICHV is actually 59% of students in grades six through twelve know where to get a gun if they want one, and two thirds of these students say they can acquire a firearm within 24 hours.

ILLINOIS COUNCIL AGAINST HANDGUN VIOLENCE. FIREARM VIOLENCE. Available: http://www.ichv.org/gun-facts/firearm-violence/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

THE INTERNATIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH CARE NETWORK . (2001).Kids Say It's Easy to Get a Gun. Available: http://www.cyc-net.org/Newsdesk/news-september2001.html. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016

 

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (2006). Comprehensive Analysis of Youth and Gang Violence with Defined Solutions and Recommendations. Available: http://www.yapinc.org/Portals/0/Documents/Resources/Violence%20Prevention%20Network%20in%20NJ.pdf. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Between 2001 and 2010, more Americans died from Chicago gun violence than from the war in Afghanistan”

Huffington Post. (2012). Chicago Homicides Outnumber U.S. Troop Killings In Afghanistan. Available: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/chicago-homicide-rate-wor_n_1602692.html. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Chicago police Department Research and Development Center. (2011). Chicago Murder Analyisis.Available:https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath/News/Statistical%20Reports/Murder%20Reports/MA11.pdf. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016.

 

Mora, Edwin. (2010). 2010 Was By Far the Deadliest Year for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan—One American Killed Every 18 Hours. Available: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/2010-was-far-deadliest-year-us-troops-afghanistan-one-american-killed-every-18-hours. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016.

 

“More Americans died from gun violence in one year than in the last ten years of terrorism.”

Jones, Julia; Bower, Eve. (2015). American deaths in terrorism vs. gun violence in one graph.http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/us/oregon-shooting-terrorism-gun-violence/.Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

Dickinson, Tim. (2015). American Deaths From Gun Violence vs. Terrorism, in One Chart http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/deaths-from-gun-violence-vs-terrorism-in-one-chart-20151002. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

Qiu, Linda. (2015). Fact-Checking A Comparison of Gun deaths and Terrorism Deaths. Available:http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/oct/05/viral-image/fact-checking-comparison-gun-deaths-and-terrorism-/. Last accessed 3 Mar 2016.



Dickinson, Tim. (2015). American Deaths From Gun Violence vs. Terrorism, in One Chart http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/deaths-from-gun-violence-vs-terrorism-in-one-chart-20151002. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Qiu, Linda. (2015). Fact-Checking A Comparison of Gun deaths and Terrorism Deaths. Available:http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/oct/05/viral-image/fact-checking-comparison-gun-deaths-and-terrorism-/. Last accessed 3 Mar 2016.

 

“Budget: Chicago anti-violence programs: $50 million in 2014”

Jackson, David; Marx,Gary . (2015). Millions pledged to fight Chicago violence have yet to be disbursed. Available: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-youth-violence-prevention-met-20150618-story.html. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Budget: Pentagon $967.9 billion in 2014”

Ward, Kenric. (2014). What cuts? Defense spending tops $1 trillion.Available: http://watchdog.org/132653/defense-spending-security/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“There is an average of 433 gun shows per month in the U.S.”

National Association of Arms Shows, Inc.. (2008). NAAS President's Welcome Message. Available: http://www.naasgunshows.com/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Violence Policy Center. (1996). Gun Shows in America: Tupperware® Parties for Criminals. Available:http://www.vpc.org/studies/tupthree.htm. Last accessed 29th Feb 2016.

 

“Black Americans are twice as likely to die in gun violence as white Americans”

Black men are 10 times more likely than white men to be killed with guns.

Ferdman, Roberto A.. (2014). The racial divide in America’s gun deaths. Available: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/09/19/the-racial-divide-in-americas-gun-deaths/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Over 5 million people attend guns shows annually”

Anderson, David C.. (1998). Assault Rifles-Dirt Cheap . . .and Legal!.Available: http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/24/magazine/assault-rifles-dirt-cheap-and-legal.html?pagewanted=all. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Between 2008 and 2012, nearly half of Chicago's homicide victims were under 25 years old”

Caputo, Angela. (2014). Homicides in Chicago down, number of children killed stays the same. Available: http://chicagoreporter.com/homicides-chicago-down-number-children-killed-stays-same/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“30% of all trafficked guns come from gun shows”

More than 30% of guns in ATF trafficking investigations were related to gun shows.

Wintemute, Garen J. MD, MPH: Hemenway, David PhD. et al.. (2010).Gun Shows and Gun Violence: Fatally Flawed Study Yields Misleading Results. Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2936974/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Indiana gun shows are only 30 minutes away by car from Chicago”

Google. (2016). Chicago to Indiana. Available: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/41.7030664,-87.52489/Lake+County+Fair,+889+South+Court+Street,+Crown+Point,+IN+46307/@41.3984181,-87.3596424,13z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8811f01b9a94bbdb:0x4a0349. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016

 

“1 out of 5 crime guns in Chicago comes from Indiana”

CITY OF CHICAGO - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. (2014). TRACING THE GUNS: THE IMPACT OF ILLEGAL GUNS ON VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. Available: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/mayor/Press%20Room/Press%20Releases/2014/May/05.27.14TracingGuns.pdf.Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Chicago killings cost $2.5 billion every year”

Jones, Tim; McCormick, John . (2013). Chicago Killings Cost $2.5 Billion as Murders Top N.Y.’s. Available: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-05-23/first-lady-s-chicago-shows-gun-toll-for-city-that-bleeds. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Michael Fifer

Sturm, Ruger & Co. CEO

House valued at: $1.2 million

Salary: $500,000

Restricted stock awards: $2,658,500

Non equity incentive plan compensation: $1,241,650

Total 2012 income: $4,573,343

Trulia. (2016). 165 Anchor Dr. Available: http://www.trulia.com/homes/Florida/Vero_Beach/sold/4318341-165-Anchor-Dr-Vero-Beach-FL-32963. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Find The Company. (2014). Michael O. Fifer: CEO and Director at Sturm Ruger & Co. Available: http://executives.findthecompany.com/l/28787/Michael-O-Fifer.Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

P. James Debney

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. CEO

House valued at: $849,207

Private horseback riding arena

Mass Realty. (2015). Property Value Report. Available: http://www.massrealty.com/hampden/hampden/home-appraisal/278-scantic-rd-hampden-ma-01036 .Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Gaston Glock

Glock Founder

Business worth: $2.5 billion

Owen, Pamela. (2013). Billionaire pistol designer Gaston Glock at war with family over glamorous young wife and £1.8billion fortune.Available: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/billionaire-pistol-designer-gaston-glock-1740248. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Wayne LaPierre

NRA Executive Vice President

House valued at:  $1.7 million

Zillow. (2016). Correct Home Facts. Available: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/51-Warwick-Stone-Way-Great-Falls-VA-22066/51698378_zpid/ .Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Chris Cox

NRA-ILA Executive Director

House valued at 2.9 million.

Sweeney, James P.. (2015). NRA-2014-990. Available: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2638472-NRA-2014-990.html .Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

Zillow. (2016). Correct Home Facts. Available: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6222-Berkeley-Rd-Alexandria-VA-22307/51926624_zpid/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.



“1 in 6 guns found at Chicago crime scenes came from 3 local gun stores”

CITY OF CHICAGO - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. (2014). TRACING THE GUNS: THE IMPACT OF ILLEGAL GUNS ON VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. Available: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/mayor/Press%20Room/Press%20Releases/2014/May/05.27.14TracingGuns.pdf.Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Shore Galleries sold 483 guns recovered in Chicago crimes from 2009 - 2013”

CITY OF CHICAGO - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. (2014). TRACING THE GUNS: THE IMPACT OF ILLEGAL GUNS ON VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. Available: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/mayor/Press%20Room/Press%20Releases/2014/May/05.27.14TracingGuns.pdf.Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Shore Galleries generates up to $5 million in sales”

Manta Media Inc. (Manta.com). Shore Galleries Inc. Available: http://www.manta.com/c/mmqkzzl/shore-galleries-inc. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Chuck’s Gun Shop sold 1,516 guns recovered in Chicago crimes between 2009 – 2013”

CITY OF CHICAGO - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. (2014). TRACING THE GUNS: THE IMPACT OF ILLEGAL GUNS ON VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. Available: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/mayor/Press%20Room/Press%20Releases/2014/May/05.27.14TracingGuns.pdf.Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Chuck’s Gun Shop generates up to $2.5 million in sales”

Manta Media Inc. (Manta.com). Chuck's Gun Shop & Pistol Rng.Available: http://www.manta.com/c/mm25849/chuck-s-gun-shop-pistol-rng. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.



“Chuck's Gun Shop is only 2 miles from Chicago”

Google. (2016). Chuck's Gun Shop to Chicago. Available: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Chuck's+Gun+Shop,+14310+S+Indiana+Ave,+Riverdale,+IL+60827/41.6514562,-87.6173583/@41.6370567,-87.6852504,14z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x880e21603f5f5e29:0x7dfcb30b1d710. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Midwest Sporting Goods sold 659 guns recovered in Chicago crimes from 2009 - 2013”

CITY OF CHICAGO - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. (2014). TRACING THE GUNS: THE IMPACT OF ILLEGAL GUNS ON VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. Available: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/mayor/Press%20Room/Press%20Releases/2014/May/05.27.14TracingGuns.pdf.Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

“Midwest Sporting Goods generates up to $2.5 million in sales”

Manta Media Inc. (Manta.com). Midwest Guns & Pistol Range.Available: http://www.manta.com/c/mm75q6d/midwest-guns-pistol-range. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Note: still photos used in the section focusing on the lawsuit by the city of Lyons, IL were pulled from a stock footage library

 

SUICIDE

 

“Gun violence cost a total of $229 billion per year”

Follman, Mark. (2015). What Does Gun Violence Really Cost. Available: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/true-cost-of-gun-violence-in-america. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Over 80 Americans are shot and killed every day

EveryTown For Gun Safety. (2014). Gun Violence By Numbers.Available: http://everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-by-the-numbers/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

One American is killed with a gun every 16 minutes

Kristof, Nicholas. (2015). On Guns, We’re Not Even Trying. Available: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/03/opinion/on-guns-were-not-even-trying.html?_r=0. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Every day, 55 Americans kill themselves with a gun

Brady Center. (2015). About Gun Violence. Available: http://www.bradycampaign.org/about-gun-violence. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Each year, more than 20,000 people kill themselves using a firearm

EveryTown For Gun Safety. (2014). SUICIDE. Available: http://everytownresearch.org/issue/mental-health-guns/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

1 out of 4 suicide attempts is decided in 5 minutes or less

Simon, Thomas. (2005). Impulsivity and Crises. Available: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/means-matter/means-matter/impulsivity/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016

 

2 out of 3 gun related deaths are suicides

Desilver, Drew. (2013). Suicides account for most gun deaths.Available: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/05/24/suicides-account-for-most-gun-deaths/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Brady Center. (Brady Center). THE TRUTH ABOUT SUICIDE & GUNS.Available: http://www.bradycampaign.org/sites/default/files/Truth-About-Suicide-Guns.pdf. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

The NRA has given at least 27.1 million to politicians since 1989

Open Secrets Center For Responsible Politics. (2014). National Rifle Assn. Available: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000000082&cycle=A. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Open Secrets Center For Responsible Politics. (2014). National Rifle Assn. Available: https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000000082&year=2015.Last accessed 2 Mar 2016.

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50% of NRA members support a 5 day waiting period

Law Center To Prevent Gun Violence. (2015). Waiting Periods Policy Summary. Available: http://smartgunlaws.org/waiting-periods-policy-summary/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

The NRA has spent $39.7 million on lobbying since 1998

Open Secrets Center For Responsible Politics. (2014). National Rifle Assn. Available: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000000082&cycle=A. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Glock pistols have a profit margin of nearly 70%

Grow, Brian; Ewing, Jack; et al.. (2009). Glock's Secret Path to Profits. Available: http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/magazine/content/09_38/b4147036107809.htm. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Glock’s fortune is estimated to be worth £1.8 billion

Owen, Pamela. (2013). Billionaire pistol designer Gaston Glock at war with family over glamorous young wife and £1.8billion fortune.Available: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/billionaire-pistol-designer-gaston-glock-1740248. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

Gaston Glock bought the world’s most expensive horse for $15 million

Prince, Rosa. (2014). The Glock family feud has its roots in 1960s Austria.Available: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11160577/The-Glock-family-feud-has-its-roots-in-1960s-Austria.html. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.

 

States with waiting periods had 51% fewer gun suicides

Law Center To Prevent Gun Violence. (2015). Waiting Periods Policy Summary. Available: http://smartgunlaws.org/waiting-periods-policy-summary/. Last accessed 1st Mar 2016.




MASS SHOOTING

 

Between May-July 2012, the Aurora theatre shooter purchased:

2 tear gas grenades purchased May 22, 2012, 2:02am (online)

Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol purchased May 22, 2012, 4:32pm

Remington 870 shotgun, 50 rounds 12 gauge ammunition, 50 rounds .40 caliber ammunition purchased May 28, 2012  - May 28, 2012, 6:40pm

Handcuffs, road stars purchased June 6, 2012

Smith & Wesson .223 M&P rifle, 3-30 round magazines, slings, gun case, 100 rounds .223 ammunition purchased June 7, 2012, 5:25pm

100 round magazine, 500 rounds .40 caliber ammunition, 250 rounds 12 gauge ammunition, 820 rounds .223 ammunition, 10-40 round .223 magazines, laser sight purchased June 13, 2012, 4:24pm (online)

Paper targets, target stands purchased June 17, 2012, 11:04pm (online)

10-22 round .40 magazines, Glock holster, laser sight purchased June 19, 2012, 7:54am (online)

2,000 rounds .223 ammunition, 2,000 rounds .40 ammunition, 25 rounds 12 gauge ammunition purchased June 28, 2012, 6:41 pm (online)

Combat helmet  purchased June 28, 2012, 8:56 pm (online)

Snap caps, .223 scope purchased July 1, 2012, 3:51pm

Ballistic gear, groin protector purchased July 2, 2012, between 9:44 -11:49am (online)

Incendiary/explosive material. launch equipment purchased July 3, 2012, 2:30pm (online)

Glock 23 .40 caliber pistol, 200 rounds .223 ammunition, targets, gun cleaning equipment, 4 pounds of powder purchased July 6, 2012, 6:05pm

Chemicals, electrodes purchased July 14, 2012

United States. 18th.Judicial District, State of Colorado (2015). Timeline: Holmes/12CR1522. Colorado. (not offered or admitted).




A limit on ammunition purchases would have stopped the shooter from buying 6,000 rounds of ammunition  

Ure, Laurie. (2012). Democrats propose limits on online ammo sales.Available: http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/30/politics/democrats-ammo-sales/. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016

 

The shooter would not have been able to buy a 100 round drum if there had been a magazine limit

Yablon, Alex. (2015). High-Capacity Gun Magazine Bans: The Numbers, the Opposing Arguments, the Unexpected Origin Story.Available: http://www.thetrace.org/2015/07/magazine-capacity-limit-explainer/. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016.

 

The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act would have prevented the shooter from buying ammunition online

Congressional Research Service. (2015). H.R.2283 - Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015. Available: http://www.thetrace.org/2015/07/magazine-capacity-limit-explainer/. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016

 

Nearly 1 in 3 victims of a mass shooting is a child

Hoyer, Meghan. (2013). In mass killings, smallest victims bear biggest burden. Available:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/03/child-victims-of-mass-killings/3305879/.Last accessed 2 Mar 2016.



The U.S. is #1 in mass shootings among all other developed nations

Christensen. (2015). Why the U.S. has the most mass shootings.Available: http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/27/health/u-s-most-mass-shootings. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016.

 

There were 330 mass shootings in 2015

Gun Violence Archive. (2016). MASS SHOOTINGS - 2015. Available: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shootings/2015. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016

 

9 people were killed in Roseburg, Oregon. An assault rifle was used

sources:

Berlinger, Joshua. (2015). Oregon shooting: Victims remembered for compassion. Available: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/us/oregon-umpqua-community-college-shooting-victims/. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016.

 

14 people were killed in San Bernardino, California. An assault rifle was used.

The Los Angeles Times. (2015). San Bernardino shooting victims: Who they were. Available: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-bernardino-shooting-victims-htmlstory.html. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016.

 

26 people were killed in Newtown, Connecticut. An assault rifle was used

CNN. (2012). Sandy Hook shooting: What happened?. Available: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/12/us/sandy-hook-timeline/. Last accessed 2 Mar 2016.