all but one were
obtained illegally, usually in street
transactions or in thefts. In contrast
to media myth, none of the firearms in
the study was obtained from gun shows.
What was available "was the overriding
factor in weapon choice," the report
Researcher Davis , in a presentation and
discussion for the International Assn. of
Chiefs of Police, noted that none of the
attackers interviewed was "hindered by any
law--federal, state or local--that has ever
been established to prevent gun ownership.
They just laughed at gun laws."