News & Reviews


September 2017 Review


by Gun Control Network on 18-10-2017

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


August 2017 Review


by Gun Control Network on 13-09-2017

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


July 2017 Review


by Gun Control Network on 19-08-2017

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


June 2017 Review


by Gun Control Network on 20-07-2017

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


May 2017 Review


by Gun Control Network on 07-06-2017

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


January 2017 Review


by Gun Control Network on 01-03-2017

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


December 2016 Review


by Gun Control Network on 01-02-2017

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


October 2016 Review


by Gun Control Network on 17-11-2016

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


September 2016 Review


by Gun Control Network on 12-10-2016

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


GCN extends sympathy and support for victims of recent shootings


by Gun Control Network on 19-06-2016

Gun Control Network extends sympathy and support to the victims families and friends of all those who have been killed, injured, or suffered as a result of the gun violence in Florida, USA and Yorkshire, UK over recent days.... read more


May 2016 Review


by Gun Control Network on 15-06-2016

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


Research shows rise in fatal airgun attacks on cats


by Gun Control Network on 30-05-2016

Research by charity Cats Protection, as reported by the Uttoxeter Advertiser, has shown a rise in the number of fatal airgun attacks on cats in the Midlands.... read more


April 2016 Review


by Gun Control Network on 29-05-2016

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


Ben Wragge, aged 13, died 1 May 2016


by Gun Control Network on 01-05-2016

Gun Control Network, and the families of other children killed in airgun incidents, send sympathy and support to the family and friends of 13-year-old Ben Wragge who died after being shot with an airgun in Thurston, Suffolk on Sunday 1 May 2016.... read more


Freedom of Information request highlights 25% increase in police Taser use on children


by Gun Control Network on 19-04-2016

A recent Freedom of Information request reported by the Daily and Sunday Express has highlighted a significant increase in police Taser use on under-18s in the UK in the last calendar year.... read more


March 2016 Review


by Gun Control Network on 13-04-2016

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


20th Anniversary of the Dunblane Massacre


by Gun Control Network on 25-03-2016

The recent 20th Anniversary of the Dunblane Massacre prompted a number of media comments on the tragedy's legacy and the positive contribution to public safety of the subsequent handgun ban: The Huffington Post The Guardian (editorial) Daily Record and Sunday Mail The Guardian NBC News .... read more


What Do We Know About the Association Between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Injuries?


by Gun Control Network on 03-03-2016

A recently published systematic review of 130 research studies from 10 countries by Santaella-Tenorio et al.... read more


Gun Deaths in U.S. Remain Highest Among High-Income Nations


by Gun Control Network on 17-02-2016

Elsevier Press Release (01-02-2016): Americans are ten times more likely to die from firearms than citizens of other developed countries, according to new report published in The American Journal of Medicine Gun deaths are a serious public health issue in the United States and the scope of the problem is often difficult to illustrate.... read more


January 2016 Review


by Gun Control Network on 15-02-2016

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


October 2015 Review


by Gun Control Network on 01-11-2015

GCN is committed to preventing gun violence and we work to pursue that objective through changes to the legal system, public services, and attitudes to guns.... read more


Airgun crimes in Staffordshire increase by 25% in 2014-15


by Gun Control Network on 24-10-2015

Airgun crime in Staffordshire increased by 25% in 2014-15, according to a report published in the Express and Star as a result of figures released in a Freedom of Information request.... read more


September 2015 Review


by Gun Control Network on 01-10-2015

Gun Deaths We are aware of at least three gun deaths in September 2015: A soldier in his 20s has been found dead from what are believed to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds from his own, presumed legally held, gun at his barracks in Bicester, Oxfordshire.... read more


August 2015 Review


by Gun Control Network on 01-09-2015

Gun Deaths We are aware of at least three gun deaths in August 2015: A 43-year-old man was shot dead by police in north London.... read more


July 2015 Review


by Gun Control Network on 07-10-2015

See July Incidents and July Sentences for the full lists.... read more


June 2015 Review


by Gun Control Network on 30-06-2015

See June Incidents / June Sentences for the full lists.... read more


Las Vegas Gun Massacre October 2017

The Gun Control Network sends sympathy and condolences to all those victims, families, friends and communities who have been affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday 1st October.   

We continue to work to reduce the number of privately and publicly held guns in the United Kingdom and to support those elsewhere who share our mission.

We are in no doubt that the horrific level of gun violence in the US could be drastically reduced by a few strong measures. First, by removing from private hands all assault weapons, secondly, by introducing a rigorous system of licensing on all guns and, thirdly, by a change in the Constitution to establish that gun ownership is a privilege, not a right.