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Study Finds Link Between Dropping Permit Requirement for Carrying Concealed Weapons and Increase in Officer-Involved Shootings with Civilian Victims
The study examined the impact of changes to state laws for civilians carrying concealed firearms and, using statistical modeling, estimated what would have happened if the laws had not changed.
New Report Highlights U.S. 2020 Gun-Related Deaths: Highest Number Ever Recorded by CDC, Gun Homicides Increase by More Than One-Third
The 2020 data reveals striking differences across ages, gender, ethnicity, and U.S. states.
Study Finds Significant Increase in Firearm Assaults in States that Relaxed Conceal Carry Permit Restrictions
Analysis also reveals that some conceal carry provisions, like prohibiting those convicted of violent misdemeanors from obtaining a permit, reduced risks linked to civilian gun carrying
A new national public opinion study found broad public support for policies that regulate civilian gun carrying—including carrying firearms in public--in the U.S.
Deadly Intersection of White Supremacy and Firearms
The Center for Gun Violence Solutions, Bloomberg American Health Initiative, and the Department of Health Policy and Management will co-host a virtual symposium on the deadly intersection of white supremacy and firearms. The merging of white supremacy, political violence, guns and the Second Amendment is both deadly and complex. Expert panelists and presenters will break down the problem and discuss evidence-based solutions that can have an impact on the local, state and federal levels.
The Center for Gun Violence Solutions: Where Science and Advocacy Merge
Guest host Keshia Pollack Porter, chair of the Bloomberg School’s Department of Health Policy and Management, returns to the podcast to talk with Daniel Webster, director of the Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy, and Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, about their goals to apply cutting-edge science and research to evidence-based, equity-informed advocacy to end the trauma of gun violence.
New Report Highlights U.S. 2020 Gun-Related Deaths
A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions analyzes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention firearm fatality data for 2020—a year that saw the highest number of gun-related deaths ever recorded by the CDC and a sharp increase in gun homicides. Among other things, the report concludes that states with the most robust gun laws have lower gun-related death rates.
- Racial Equity Impact Tool Aims to Guide Gun Violence Prevention Policymaking
- Firearm Purchaser Licensing Laws Linked to Fewer Fatal Mass Shootings
- Analysis of 2020 CDC Data
- Handgun Purchaser Licensing Laws are Associated with Lower Firearm Homicides, Suicides
- Majority of Americans, Including Gun Owners, Support a Variety of Gun Policies
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Josh Horwitz New Professor of the Practice in Gun Violence Prevention and Advocacy
Articles and Stories
- Cassandra Crifasi Named New Co-Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions at Critical Time in U.S. Gun Policymaking
- New Analysis: Guns Drove the Increases in Homicides and Suicides from 2019 to 2021
- How to End America’s Gun Violence Epidemic
- Reducing Law Enforcement Violence and Building Trust: Q&A on a Report on Gun Laws in Baltimore
- Policies that Reduce Gun Violence: Restricting Large Capacity Magazines
- Policies that Reduce Gun Violence: Firearm Purchaser Licensing
- Policies that Reduce Gun Violence: Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Public Health on Call Podcasts
- Public Health on Call - A Court Decision Reducing Access to Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act
- Public Health On Call Series—Gun Violence Prevention
- Public Health on Call Series - The Increase in Gun-Related Deaths During the Pandemic
- Public Health on Call Bonus Episode - Oregon's Measure 114: Reducing Gun Violence by State Reform
Statements and Announcements
- Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions Receives $2 Million Justice Department Grant to Launch New Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center
- Supporting change to help end gun violence
- Center for Gun Violence Solutions Commends Virginia General Assembly for Allocating a Fund for Gun Violence Prevention
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