Guns

Of all weapons of violence, guns cause the greatest harm. Global figures are hard to come by, but it is estimated that over half a million of people die from armed violence every year and the highest proportion of these will be at the end of a gun. This is just those killed by guns, countless more are wounded, or take their lives with one. AOAV seeks to stimulate the debate about guns and their role in violence through detailed research and focused advocacy.

AOAV’s key gun reports include: The Devil’s Trade: Guns and Violence in El Salvador (pdf), US Department of Defense spend on guns in ‘War on Terror’, 15 Mass shootings that changed the law.

AOAV's Gun Violence Research