Handgun Commerce in California, 1999
Publication Date: January 2002
Publisher(s): Violence Prevention Research Program
Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation
Keywords: California gun laws; handgun purchases
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.