Review: Homemade and Deadly – Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria

HOMEMADE AND DEALY: Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria by Authors Mathias Nowak and André Gsell, June of 2018, 19 pages. This remarkable briefing paper provides a fascinating look into the underground production of personal firearms in Nigeria.  It also provides an instructive illustration of the basic limitations of gun control laws. Nigeria has had […]

Pew Poll: 14 Million Americans Identify As NRA Members

A year ago, Pew Research published a poll that showed over fourteen million adults in the United States self identified as National Rifle Association (NRA) members.  From pewresearch.org: Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they currently own a gun, and of that group, 19% say they belong to the National Rifle Association. While the demographic profile of […]

Italians Increasingly Want Gun Law Reform, Easier Access to Firearms

Italians are beginning to questioin the reasonableness and effectiveness of their complex, strict gun control laws. From thelocal.com: While 26 percent of people questioned in 2015 said they supported looser laws on owning a gun for self-defence, the latest research carried out by social studies institute Censis and private security sector organization Federsicurezza found that […]