- 30 Nov 2023
Unearthing the roots of America’s firearms fascination: a review of ‘Gun Country’
"Gun Country" by Andrew C. McKevitt offers a compelling and meticulously researched journey through the intertwining of gun culture, capitalism, and Cold War politics in shaping modern America's unique relationship with firearms.
- 29 Nov 2023
Book review of ‘Vote Gun’: a critical examination of the roots of America’s gun rights debate
Patrick J. Charles' 'Vote Gun: How Gun Rights Became Politicized in the United States' is a comprehensive historical analysis that challenges conventional narratives by tracing the political evolution of gun rights in America back to the early 20th century, with a detailed focus on the role of legislation and the NRA.
- 27 Oct 2023
High firearm ownership among U.S. law enforcement officers linked to increased risk of suicidal thoughts, Rutgers study reveals
Rutgers University researchers have identified concerning links between high firearm ownership and storage practices among U.S. law enforcement officers and increased risk of suicidal thoughts,
- 11 Oct 2023
London’s 2021 murders examined: key figures in the UK capital’s homicides
In 2021, London recorded the highest number of teenage homicides caused by knife and gun crimes in modern times.
- 10 Oct 2023
London’s 2020 murders examined: key figures in the UK capital’s homicides
131 people were killed in Greater London in 2020 - AOAV examines the gender, race and backgrounds of the victims and perpetrators
- 9 Oct 2023
London’s 2019 murders examined: key figures in the UK capital’s homicides
In 2019, 147 people were killed in Greater London. This report examines the gender, age, race and location of both those killed and those convicted of such deaths.
- 19 Apr 2023
The UK’s response to mass shootings offers insight into gun control debate in US
Iain Overton looks at the evidence that gun control measures lead to a decline in gun-related deaths
- 20 Mar 2023
Historical gun laws take centre stage as Supreme Court decision fuels legal debates on firearm restrictions
Supreme Court's Bruen decision sparks demand for gun historians, as legal battles hinge on historical gun laws.
- 1 Mar 2023
Report urges comprehensive accountability for US security institutions to prevent harm and uphold democratic governance
The report "Unaccountable: Rethinking US Security Sector Accountability Across the Domestic-International Divide" explores how shortcomings in the accountability practices of US security institutions can enable harm and undermine democratic governance, and recommends a victim-centered, comprehensive approach to accountability to prevent future harm and uphold democratic values.
- 8 Jul 2022
Shinzo Abe’s assassination and firearm control in Japan
In response to the tragic news of the fatal shooting of the ex-PM of Japan, Shinzo Abe, AOAV outlines a brief history of Japan’s relationships to guns and its strict approach to gun control.
- 28 Feb 2022
Public perceptions of the accuracy of gun violence headlines – an interview with Professor Michael Anestis
AOAV spoke to Professor Mike Anestis, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at Rutgers University, and the executive director of the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Centre, about his latest research into gun violence in the US and media perceptions.
- 10 Nov 2021
Are British-sourced weapons fuelling violence in Afghanistan?
Concerns raised as 9,000 assault rifles and two military helicopters sent from Britain go unaccounted for.