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Gun Violence and Libraries

Resources for libraries on addressing policies, education, and training on gun violence.


The databases listed below are the common ones with indexed content that would include firearms issues.  The links go to the descriptive page; contact your local library reference staff for information on access.

Some search terms to try when searching databases for this topic:

  • Assault weapons
  • Background checks
  • Concealed carry laws
  • Federal Assault Weapon Ban
  • Firearm background checks
  • Firearm legislation
  • Firearms
  • Firearms and crime
  • Firearms ownership -- United States
  • Gun control
  • Gun control policy
  • Gun rights
  • Gun violence
  • Handgun control
  • School shootings
  • Second amendment rights
  • Stand Your Ground

Websites and Advocacy Organizations