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Handgun Commerce in California, 1999

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): Violence Prevention Research Program

Author(s): Barbara E. Claire; Kevin Grassel; Vanessa McHenry; Michael P. Romero, MPH; Garen J. Wintemute; Mona A. Wright


Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Safety and security)

Keywords: California gun laws; handgun purchases

Type: Report

Coverage: California


This report provides basic information on handgun commerce in California for the year 1999. Its principal focus is on the handguns sold that year.

It also contains information on handgun purchasers, denied sales, handgun manufacturers, and commercial firearm licensees such as gun dealers and pawnbrokers. Its purpose is to inform the public, policy makers, and others about commerce in an important consumer product—the handgun—which has legitimate uses but is also frequently involved in criminal and self-inflicted violence.