Reports

The following is a list of reports issued by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund):

Extending Criminal Background Check to All Gun Sales

This 2002 report from the Ed Fund, titled "Extending Criminal Background Check to All Gun Sales," argues that such a federal policy would be "an effective and efficient solution to the continued widespread sale of guns to prohibited purchasers" in the United States.



Debunking a Myth: The Gun Lobby’s Claim that Less Than 1% of Crime Guns Come From Gun Shows

In this 2007 report, "Debunking a Myth: The Gun Lobby’s Claim that Less Than 1% of Crime Guns Come from Gun Shows," the Ed Fund exposes the gun lobby's facetious claims about these events, arguing that policy makers should rely instead on scientific analysis of trace data.



Cracking the Case: The Crime-Solving Promise of Ballistic Identification

"Cracking the Case: The Crime-Solving Promise of Ballistic Identification" is a 2004 report from the Ed Fund highlights the evolution of technology in this area. Microstamping technology, which makes microscopic engraving on cartridge casings that can identify firearms, is highlighted.



America’s Gun Shows

"America's Gun Shows: Open Markets for Criminals" is a 2007 report from the Ed Fund that examines the extent of criminal activity at these events. After examining available research, the report concludes that "until...basic reforms are implemented, criminals and other prohibited purchasers will continue to be able to acquire firearms at America’s gun shows 'cash and carry, no questions asked.'"



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