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Government Agencies

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
The branch of the U.S. Department of Treasury charged with enforcing federal laws relating to firearms, the ATF is concerned, among other things, with the tracing of guns used in crimes and the issuance of licenses to sell firearms.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
A component of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, the BJS is the primary government source for criminal justice statistics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are charged with promoting health and quality of life by preventing disease, injury, and disability. The CDC website contains an archive of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which occasionally addresses firearm-related injuries. In addition, the CDC provides data on firearm injury and death through its Wonder and WISQARS databases.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Among other things, the FBI produces the annual Uniform Crime Reports.

Maintained by the Library of Congress, THOMAS is the comprehensive website of the federal legislature. Abstracts and full texts for current and past Congressional bills may be obtained here.


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