Larry Pratt (Executive Director, Gun Owners of America) gives expert video advice on: What are some statistics that support gun rights?; What are reputable sources for gun facts?; What is a reputable source for firearm death statistics?
What are reputable sources for gun facts?
The federal government produces gun data on a yearly basis and a number of scholars have studied gun data as well. And the good ones make their data available so that other scholars can see whether or not they were actually crunching the numbers properly, if they made mistakes, if they made wrong assumptions. And usually the worst abusers in that area of not letting the data out are people like Dr. Joseph Kellermen who has been held up as one of the saints of why gun control is a good idea. But Dr. Kellermen has never let his data be available for other people to find out whether he really got the right conclusions or not.
What is a reputable source for firearm death statistics?
Basically, the only source that we have for firearm death statistics, outside of local governments, are the data that are reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the F.B.I., every year, and that's pretty much the standard source that everybody uses.