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GUN FACT

The most dangerous city for black women in America, according to a 1994 report, was Youngstown, OH, followed by Fresno County, CA, Lake County, IN, and Washington, DC.

GUN MYTH

An attentive mother or teacher can predict a Columbine-style massacre. Two detailed federal studies found few commonalties among teen shooters. More than 75% didn\'t tell adults they knew of such plans.

Links & Resources

Some related links on gun and women are listed below. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact Caitlin about adding any valuable links.

GUN CONTROL

Million Mom March
A national gun-control group for women
http://www.millionmommarch.org

The Brady Campaign
A national gun-control group
http://www.bradycampaign.org

Americans For Gun Safety
A new gun-control group founded by a private individual
http://www.agsfoundation.com

Women Against Gun Violence
http://www.wagv.org

The Violence Policy Center
http://www.vpc.org


PRO-GUN

National Rifle Association
A national pro-gun organization
http://www.nra.org

John R. Lott
An author who believes in gun ownership, author of "More Guns, Less Crime"
http://johnrlott.tripod.com

Pink Pistols
A group that encourages gays and lesbians to arm themselves
http://www.pinkpistols.org

Second Amendment Sisters
A national female gun-rights group
http://www.2asisters.org

Liberty Belles
A national female gun-rights
http://www.libertybelles.org

Armed Females of America
A national female gun-rights group
http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com

Packing.org
A group supporting the right to carry a gun
http://www.packing.org

Gun Owners of America
http://www.gunowners.org

Students for the Second Amendment
A group for college students who favor gun use
http://www.sf2a.org


COVERING THE ISSUE

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
For journalists who cover violence
http://www.dartcenter.org

The National Shooting Sports Foundation
The national lobby group for the gun industry
http://www.nssf.org

Cambridge Documentary Films
To order "Defending Our Lives", winner of the 1994 Academy award for best documentary, about women who shot and killed abusive men
http://www.cambridgedocumentaryfilms.org

Security on Campus
A group devoted to keeping students safe from gun violence
http://www.securityoncampus.org

Open Secrets
A non-partisan website that explicates gun policymaking
http://www.opensecrets.org

Women's College Gun Club
An article on a women's gun club on a college campus
http://www.womensenews.org


OTHERS

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE, 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
This eight-year-old group answers the phone 24/7 in English and Spanish and can refer victims to local and regional support services
http://www.ndvh.org

Life Save-R Gunlock
1-888-486-5625
Robert R. McLaren is the CEO of this Las Vegas firm whose gun locks, designed to make rifles, shotguns, pistols and handguns safe from children will be available for sale by the end of 2004.
http://www.lifesavergunlock.com