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Gun violence prevention experts at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions react to news of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, offering evidence-based policies and practices that are known to reduce mass shootings.
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.
Two leading organizations dedicated to gun violence prevention—an academic center and an advocacy nonprofit—are merging to form a new center that will combine rigorous scientific research with public-policy advocacy.
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
Articles and Stories
- 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 Series—Gun Violence Prevention
- Gun Violence Prevention: What a Study of Mass Shootings Tells Us About How to Prevent Them
In the News
- US News: Far more American teens carrying guns these days, study finds
- NPR: The Biden administration is regulating 'ghost guns.' Here's what the rule does
- KHN: Advance care planning for guns: Owners can help ensure safe use and transfer
- The Guardian: People in homes with handguns more likely to be killed, major study finds
- NBC News: 'The alarm bells are blazing': Sacramento shooting spurs calls for action on gun violence
- C-SPAN: Solutions to Rising Gun Violence
- CNN: The gun violence epidemic feels hopeless. These five experts have possible solutions
- Los Angeles Times: Mass shooters often share a history of domestic violence
- 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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