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 mikebloomberg.com.
Bloomberg was introduced by Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, whose remarks are available at governor.maryland.gov.
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.
- Bloomberg, O'Malley decry country's gun-violence 'sickness' (The Washington Post)
- O'Malley calls guns restrictions 'common sense' (The Washington Post)
- Video: Gun lobby hiding behind 2nd amendment, Bloomberg says (AP)
- O'Malley to push sweeping gun control, licensing ban (The Baltimore Sun)
- Bloomberg calls for universal background checks (USA Today)
- Global experts share data at gun summit (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)