- 11 Feb 2021
Police Lethal Force and Accountability: a review
A new report that assesses four western European countries to see how often someone is killed by Police Forces, and the availability and reliability of the information on such killings, is reviewed by AOAV
- 23 Oct 2020
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.
- 28 Sep 2020
Fatal shootings of police officers in the UK – a tragic history
Despite the tragedy of last week's death of a police officer, the frequency of British police fatally shot has declined - fewer officers were killed in the past three decades (90s, 00s, 10s) combined than in the 1980s.
- 1 Jun 2020
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.
- 17 Oct 2018
Shooting at Crimea college leaves 18 dead
Today, October 17th 2018, a bomb blast at a technical college in Kerch, Crimea, left at least 18 dead with a further 50 said to be wounded.
- 8 Nov 2017
How guns turned the American dream into a nightmare
How America's love affair with the gun is intrinsically linked to mass-production, advertising and lobbying: the logic of capitalism turned into lethal realities.
- 10 Oct 2017
The Las Vegas massacre reveals a troublesome, global truth about guns
The 2nd Amendement laid the ground for the Las Vegas massacre, as it lays the ground for massacres not just in the US, but all around the world.
- 10 Jan 2017
Iain Overton speaking about Japan’s gun culture on the Moncrieff show, Newstalk National Radio Ireland.
Japan was, arguably, the first culture to introduce gun laws globally.
- 6 Jan 2017
Iain Overton speaking on Japan’s gun culture on BBC World Services’ My Perfect Country
Fi Glover, Henrietta Moore and Martha Lane For and Iain Overton, the Executive Director of Action on Armed Violence, question whether Japans' laws could work in other countries.
- 3 Jan 2017
Deaths from police shootings in England and Wales at levels not seen for almost a decade
The death of a man during a police operation near the M62 brings the total number of people shot and killed by police in England and Wales to levels not seen for almost a decade.
- 20 Dec 2016
Almost 60 ‘guns’ have been found in possession of prisoners in HM prisons over a decade, Ministry of Justice figures reveal
A freedom of information request by AOAV shows that 57 guns had been found in British prisons between 2005 and 2014.
- 24 Aug 2016
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.