US: New investigation of guns used in police killings

The sources and life-cycles of guns used to kill 511 police officers in the United States since 2000 are traced in a new study by The Washington Post. It finds that the deadliest situations for police were traffic stops, where illegal guns were most commonly used, and domestic violence incidents where legal weapons were more common. 13 percent of the weapons in the traffic stops were legal, compared with 47 percent in the domestic violence cases. The study is part of ‘The Hidden Life of Guns’, a series of articles on guns in American society. More