Of all weapons of violence, guns cause the greatest harm. 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.
One in four shot by UK police are black, yet tiny fraction of armed officers are black – AOAV study finds
A quarter of people shot by armed police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the last five years were black, whilst only 0.2% of armed officers identify as black.
What is Missing in the Debate about Police Violence in the US
As many as three times the number of people are shot and wounded by US police as are shot and killed.
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.
Comment: Should European gun companies stop exporting to the US?
The US is a core market for the biggest arms companies in the UK, Germany and Italy. With so many shootings in America, how can that continue?
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'