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.
US Department of Defence spend on guns in ‘War on Terror’ revealed
in 14 years of the 'War on Terror' the US DoD issued over $40 billion worth of contracts on guns and ammo and more than 1.4 million guns sent to arm Iraq and Afghanistan forces.
Opinion: I woke up to find my mortgage owned by the world’s top gun investor
If you campaign against guns for a living, it’s a bitter blow to become financially tangled up with them, says Iain Overton
Gun Baby Gun – AOAV Director of Investigation’s book published
Iain Overton's book about the impact of guns worldwide has been described as 'a must read', 'brilliant', 'shocking' and 'gripping'
15 shootings that changed the law
AOAV looks at 15 mass shootings and the legal impact on gun control they had.
The Devil’s Trade: an investigation into guns and violence in El Salvador
A report by AOAV on the impact of guns and gangs in El Salvador