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Gun safety
Majority of gun owners don't use safe storage
Published Feb 22, 2018
Unsecured firearms in the home increase risk of homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings
Public Health
Hot spot policing effectively reduces Baltimore gun violence
Published Jan 11, 2018
Report evaluates effectiveness of deterrence programs used in city since 2003
'Reducing Gun Violence in America' available for free download
Published Oct 3, 2017
280-page report, recommendations authored by experts from Bloomberg School of Public Health
Campus carry
Study: Guns on campuses won't deter shootings
Published Oct 24, 2016
Evidence suggests right-to-carry permissions on campus will likely lead to increase in gun violence, suicides
Commentary
Smart guns are safer guns
Published Jan 11, 2016
Safety technology can help reduce accidental shooting deaths, SPH expert says / The New York Times
Commentary
'Misguided debate'
Published Nov 3, 2015
U.S. gun control conversation derailed by misleading narrative that obscures true issues, gun policy expert says / U.S. News & World Report
Public safety
Pro guns and pro checks
Published Fall 2015
Background checks for gun purchases work--and gun-owners overwhelmingly support them / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Dangerous minds?
The media, mass shootings, and mental illness
Published March 20, 2013
News reports about rampage shootings heighten negative attitudes toward people with serious mental illness, research shows / School of Public Health
Webster among experts at Senate gun policy hearing
Published Feb 12, 2013
School of Public Health professor helped organize last month's gun policy summit at Johns Hopkins