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Gun policy

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
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.
Voices
How do we stop gun violence in America?
Published May 27, 2022
Hopkins experts suggest steps the U.S. can take to address the epidemic of mass shootings in the U.S.
Q+A
The age of gun violence
Published May 25, 2022
Should access to firearms, especially the most lethal types, come with age restrictions? A Johns Hopkins researcher—and gun owner—pleads the case.
Q+A
'Heartbroken, angry as hell': Policy expert says gun reform long overdue
Published May 25, 2022
After yet another mass shooting, where do we go from here? Johns Hopkins expert Daniel Webster discusses policy changes that could make America safer
Q+A
Using his story to change the narrative on gun violence
Published May 25, 2022
Hopkins trauma surgeon and gun violence survivor Joseph Sakran calls for change after a gunman kills at least 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas
Gun violence
Study: More officer-involved shootings in states that dropped concealed carry permit requirements
Published May 16, 2022
"The trend of more states allowing civilians to carry concealed guns without a permit may be influencing the perceived threat of danger faced by law enforcement," says study lead author Mitchell Doucette
Report: CDC records highest-ever number of gun-related deaths in 2020
Published May 2, 2022
An average of 124 people died from gun violence every day in 2020, according to a new report from the Center for Gun Violence Solutions