WHO WE ARE

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) was founded in 1978 as a 501(c)(3) affiliate organization of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The Ed Fund has engaged in a number of successful public education campaigns over the years aimed at reducing gun death and injury.

Ed fund reports
  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Wisconsin

    “Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Wisconsin” is a 2014 Ed Fund report that encourages The Badger State to expand current federal firearm prohibitions to include broader risk factors for dangerousness.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Illinois

    Published in December 2014, “Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Illinois” is an Ed Fund report that encourages The Prairie State to expand current federal firearm prohibitions to include broader risk factors for dangerousness.

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  • Guns, Public Health, and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for Federal Policy

    “Guns, Public Health, and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for Federal Policy” is a 2013 report commissioned by the Ed Fund that proposes specific, state-level policy recommendations aimed at preventing those most likely to commit violence from obtaining firearms.

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  • Guns, Public Health, and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for State Policy

    “Guns, Public Health, and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for State Policy” is a 2013 report commissioned by the Ed Fund that proposes specific, state-level policy recommendations aimed at preventing those most likely to commit violence from obtaining firearms.

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  • Justice Denied: The Case Against Gun Industry Immunity

    “Justice Denied: The Case Against Gun Industry Immunity” is a 2013 report by the Ed Fund that exposes the unprecedented legal protections provided to the gun industry by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a law enacted in 2005 at the behest of the NRA.

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  • Virginia’s Gun Show Loophole

    This 2003 report from the Ed Fund, titled "Virginia's Gun Show Loophole," examines a flaw in the state's gun laws that allows dangerous individuals to buy guns from private sellers at these events without undergoing a background check. The report argues for the closing of this loophole.

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  • Utilizing the Buyer Power Strategy to Reform the Gun Industry

    As major purchasers of firearms for law enforcement, U.S. cities have significant "buyer power" they can use to leverage change in the gun industry. "Countermarketing" is an exciting and novel strategy to curb the flow of illegally trafficked firearms. Read the Ed Fund's 2011 report, "Utilizing the Buyer Power Strategy to Reform the Gun Industry," to learn more.

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  • Microstamping Technology: Precise and Proven

    "Microstamping Technology: Precise and Proven" is a 2008 report from the Ed Fund that examines the latest evolution in ballistics identification. Microstamping technology makes microscopic engravings on cartridge casings that can identify a firearm, making it an invaluable crime-solving tool.

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  • Licensing Access to Handguns

    "Licensing Access to Handguns" is a 2002 report from the Ed Fund that argues that an "effective licensing system will prevent the vast majority of unqualified applicants from gaining access to handguns," thereby reducing gun violence in the United States.

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  • Killing Machines: The Case for Banning Assault Weapons

    "Killing Machines: The Case for Banning Assault Weapons" is a 2003 report from the Ed Fund that advocates for the renewal of the federal ban on semiautomatic military-style rifles that was in place from 1994-2004. The law also prohibited high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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