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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.
“Virginia Tech to the Navy Yard: New Approaches to Keeping Guns from Dangerous People” 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.
“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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
This 2002 report from the Ed Fund, titled "Extending Criminal Background Check to All Gun Sales," argues that such a federal policy would be "an effective and efficient solution to the continued widespread sale of guns to prohibited purchasers" in the United States.
In this 2007 report, "Debunking a Myth: The Gun Lobby’s Claim that Less Than 1% of Crime Guns Come from Gun Shows," the Ed Fund exposes the gun lobby's facetious claims about these events, arguing that policy makers should rely instead on scientific analysis of trace data.
"Cracking the Case: The Crime-Solving Promise of Ballistic Identification" is a 2004 report from the Ed Fund highlights the evolution of technology in this area. Microstamping technology, which makes microscopic engraving on cartridge casings that can identify firearms, is highlighted.