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.

DePaul University experts available to discuss Chicago mayoral run-off, issues that will decide race

CHICAGO — As Chicago voters head to the polls in less than a month to decide whether Brandon Johnson, a Cook County Board Commissioner, or Paul Vallas, a former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, will be the next mayor of the third largest city in the U.S., DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary.

UC San Diego Expert on Violence Assesses Police Brutality and Mass Shootings in America

Tage Rai is a psychologist and assistant professor of management at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management who studies ethics and violence. He co-authored the book “Virtuous Violence” outlining research which finds that most acts of violence are driven by moral motives on the part of perpetrators. That is, perpetrators believe they are doing the right thing when they hurt and kill their victims. In this Q&A, Rai, who teaches negotiation at the Rady School, addresses dual crises impacting America—police brutality and gun violence—and what can be done to prevent them.

Over $5M Awarded to Community Violence Reduction Programs at Penn Medicine

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) awarded over $5 million in grants to three community violence prevention and intervention programs across Penn Medicine. The Penn Medicine programs not only aim to reduce and prevent community violence, but also address the lasting impacts of violence on victims, such as treating their mental health, and helping them utilize social service agencies.

UChicago Medicine, Legal Aid Chicago launch bedside program to provide in-hospital legal support for trauma patients injured by violence

The University of Chicago Medicine has launched a novel partnership with Legal Aid Chicago, embedding two full-time lawyers within the health system’s Level 1 trauma center to provide civil legal support to patients who’ve been injured from intentional violence.

How Will Gun Control Policy Affect the Midterm Elections?

With the midterm elections less than three weeks away, Rutgers experts weigh in on how gun control will be a factor with voters. Michael AnestisExecutive Director, New Jersey Gun Violence Research CenterAssociate Professor, School of Public Health Gun violence prevention…

Surgeons on the Frontline of Gun Violence: Media meet and greet with surgeons who treat firearm violence victims

Surgeons who care for victims of firearm violence every day and are involved in advocacy efforts and research on gun safety and violence prevention will be available to talk with members of the media next week in person at the San Diego Convention Center and virtually through the YouTube Live platform.

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.

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.

ASA Annual Meeting, Aug. 5-9, Los Angeles; Press Registration Open

Sociologists to Explore Topics of Gun Violence, Policing, Housing Insecurity, Abortion Rights, and More at ASA Annual Meeting, Aug. 5-9, Los Angeles; Press Registration Open

American Thoracic Society Urges Swift Adoption of Gun Laws, Lays Out Recommendations for More

After people took to the streets across the U.S. this past weekend to protest the recent rash of mass shootings, there was good news out of Washington, DC: news of an agreement in the Senate spelled progress on gun regulation. Speaking on behalf of the American Thoracic Society, ATS President Gregory Downey, MD, ATSF, issued the following statement today.

California’s ‘red flag’ law utilized for 58 threatened mass shootings

A new study from the Violence Prevention Research Program shows that California’s “red flag” law was utilized for 58 threatened mass shootings during the first three years after it was implemented. The majority of GVROs (96.5%) were filed by law enforcement officers to prevent threatened violence.

Study Finds Link Between Dropping Permit Requirement for Carrying Concealed Weapons and Increase in Officer-Involved Shootings with Civilian Victims

The study examined the impact of changes to state laws for civilians carrying concealed firearms and, using statistical modeling, estimated what would have happened if the laws had not changed.

Hackensack Meridian Health Project HEAL Receives $500,000 Grant to Target Community Violence

Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Project HEAL, a hospital-based violence intervention program based at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, received a $500,000 grant to expand services in the successful multi-disciplined program to address community, domestic, and gang-related violence.

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.