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Leshner, Alan I., Bruce M. Altevogt, Arlene F. Lee, Margaret A. McCoy, and Patrick W. Kelley. 2013 ‘Availability of Firearms.’ Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence, p. 15. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences (NAS). 1 June

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Availability of Firearms…

Between 1986 and 2010, the domestic production of firearms has increased by 79 percent; firearm exports have increased by 11 percent; and firearm imports have increased by 305 percent (ATF, 2012).

A December 2012 poll found that 43 percent of those surveyed reported having a gun in the home (Gallup, 2013).

Sources:

ATF. 2012. Firearms commerce in the United States: Annual statistical update, 2012. Washington, DC: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. http://www.atf.gov/files/publications/firearms/050412-firearms-commerce-in-the-us-annual-statistical-update-2012.pdf (accessed April 8, 2013).

Gallup. 2013. Guns. http://www.gallup.com/poll/1645/Guns.aspx (accessed April 8, 2013).

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