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Gun Control and Gun Rights

This topical guide contains resources related to issues of gun control, weapons bans, and justice.


Welcome! This guide will serve as a starting point for Shippensburg University students wishing to conduct research on various aspects of the national debate over gun control. You will find news sources to keep you up-to-date on recent firearms issues; information on past and present gun control legislation; websites of advocacy groups; and books, articles, and reports concerning gun control.


Background Sources

Articles in Scholarly Encyclopedias

Books & Reference Books

Reference Books & Ebooks

Reference Books & Ebooks

Books and Ebooks

Books & Ebooks

Research Organizations

Research Organizations

U.S. Government Agencies

Advocacy Organizations

Gun Rights Advocacy Organizations

Gun Control Advocacy Organizations

Data Sources

Data Sources

Follow the Money




Government Publications Databases

Laws & Legislation

Laws and Legislation

Key Publications

Find Background Sources

Library Background Databases

In-Depth Investigative Journalism

Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the public policy research division of Congress. It issues detailed research reports on a very wide range of issues. CRS doesn't maintain its own website, but its reports are available through several organizations and libraries.

Guides to Issues and Groups