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Gun violence
What the conviction of a school shooter's parent could mean
Published March 1, 2024
Recent conviction of Michigan mother underscores role of safe storage and Child Access Protection laws in preventing gun violence, Hopkins expert says
Do guns belong in the hands of domestic abusers?
Published Oct 24, 2023
Kelly Roskam of the Center for Gun Violence Solutions discusses a major firearms case before the Supreme Court
Oregon's new laws and the future of U.S. gun policy
Published Nov 28, 2022
A midterm ballot initiative requires permits to purchase guns and limits magazine capacity, charting a course for other states to put gun control in the hands of voters, says Hopkins expert Cass Crifasi
White supremacy, political violence, and firearms
Published Nov 3, 2022
Policy experts, including U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, convene to discuss armed intimidation in the political process as Americans go to the polls for midterms
Gun control
Study finds significant increase in firearm assaults in states that relaxed conceal carry permit restrictions
Published Sept 21, 2022
A new study shows that certain provisions in conceal carry laws, such as restricting who can carry a concealed firearm based on past convictions, may reduce risks associated with civilian gun carrying
Preventing gun violence
How red flag laws reduce risks of gun violence
Published July 11, 2022
Extreme risk protection orders, also called red flag laws, are a way to temporarily restrict access to firearms during high risk situations. Here's how they work.
Gun violence
Experts: Repealing concealed carry restrictions will lead to more gun violence
Published June 28, 2022
During a media briefing Friday, experts from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions discussed the impact of the Supreme Court's decision to remove concealed carry restrictions in New York
Fact vs. Fiction
Debunking myths about gun violence
Published June 13, 2022
Evidence-based solutions to gun violence in America have been shrouded by misinformation and political spin. But experts from Johns Hopkins are setting the record straight.
What are 'ghost guns' and why are they risky?
Published June 13, 2022
Untraceable by design, the DIY guns are just as lethal as a traditional firearm and often made of the same materials. Alexander McCourt of the Center for Gun Violence Solutions discusses the inherent dangers of ghost guns and details current legislation surrounding them.
Gun control
Proven effective and popular
Published June 3, 2022
Johns Hopkins experts push back against narratives that suggest gun control in the U.S. is divisive and ineffective: 'Gun policy is mostly political among politicians.'