Complete coverage: Johns Hopkins gun policy summit

Top gun policy experts from around the world convene at Johns Hopkins to recommend federal actions to curb gun violence in the U.S.

Hub staff report / January 14, 2013 Posted in University News, Politics+Society Tagged gun policy, school shootings

Video: Opening remarks from the summit
Opening remarks from the summit

One month to the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, global experts on gun policy gathered at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to present the latest data on gun violence in the U.S. and develop consensus recommendations to help inform policy.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the two-day Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America by outlining gun policy measures that he said need urgent attention by President Barack Obama and Congress. Bloomberg's complete remarks are available at

Bloomberg was introduced by Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, whose remarks are available at

Following Bloomberg's opening remarks, more than a dozen global experts in gun violence presented methodologically rigorous studies revealing provocative data and discoveries from research involving everything from suicide and domestic partner violence to the effectiveness of current gun possession prohibitions with regard to age.

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