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Gun Control and Gun Rights

This topical guide contains resources related to issues of gun control and gun rights.


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


Use this box to search for your own sources from Times Topics, ProPublica, Journalist's Resource, Reveal: The Center for Investigative Journalism, and the Center for Public Integrity.

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