Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions Hosting Expert Briefing for Media June 22: New Survey Findings on Gun Policy

On June 22 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions will host a webinar with lead researcher and Center co-director Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH, to discuss new findings from the Johns Hopkins National Survey of Gun Policy, a public opinion survey that has tracked Americans’ support of gun policies every two years since 2013.

Gun Violence: Can Research Help?

The horrific frequency of mass shootings (almost 300 in the first six months of 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive), the tragic daily toll of firearm-related deaths (124 per day on average, according to the CDC), and the inability of politicians to implement effective gun control measures have had devastating personal consequences for individuals and families and pose a significant public health challenge for the nation.

Physician “gun lover” offers suggestions for safer Second Amendment

Michael Rose, MD, MPH, is a proud gun owner, hunter, and native North Dakotan who practices medicine in the heart of Baltimore. Dr. Rose understands how his personal and professional lives may seem at odds with one another. But in a new personal essay published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rose draws upon an insider’s perspective to offer suggestions for more common-sense gun laws and a safer Second Amendment.

Synchronization of Firearm Background Check Data Reveals Acquisition Patterns

In Chaos, researchers explore the factors driving background checks, and whether coordination between U.S. states may exist and if one state exerts influence over others in terms of enacting gun laws or acquiring firearms. They researchers constructed a rigorous mathematical approach to interpret the patterning of firearm background check data and found these patterns of frequency oscillations are different at various time points. This suggests states may have interacted differently with each other during the terms of Bush, Obama, and Trump.

Mass shootings: Conservative, liberal #socialmedia users starting to agree — enough is enough, says @UNLV researcher

Schoolchildren huddled in Uvalde, Tex. classrooms as classmates and teachers are cut down by a rogue gunman. A peaceful weekend afternoon at a Buffalo, N.Y. grocery store interrupted by a white supremacist who sprays the aisles of elderly, predominantly African American weekend shoppers with an AR-15 style rifle. Only five months into the year, these attacks tallied as the 198th and 214th U.

New Report Highlights U.S. 2020 Gun-Related Deaths: Highest Number Ever Recorded By CDC, Gun Homicides Increase By More Than One-Third

A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions analyzes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention firearm fatality data for 2020—a year that saw the highest number of gun-related deaths ever recorded by the CDC and a sharp increase in gun homicides.

Researchers quantify the role of the pandemic in the 2020 U.S. Elections

In the media, a prevalent narrative is that Donald Trump lost the 2020 elections because of the way he handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Several researchers determined that Trump would have won the electoral vote and lost the popular vote, as he did in 2016, if the pandemic had not occurred or if it had been mitigated.

Experts Available to Comment on 2020 Presidential Race

New Brunswick, N.J. – As the 2020 presidential campaign accelerates, Rutgers faculty experts are available to comment on the most pressing issues in the race for the White House. Topics include the economy, immigration, health care, national security, gun control,…