Current Research Initiatives

This Center will conduct three primary activities: 1) Gun-related field research, including working with four police agency demonstration sites to design, implement, and test the effectiveness of gun violence reduction policies, programs, and strategies; 2) Research on youth gun violence, to determine how youths are obtaining guns; and 3) Real-time sharing and dissemination of information to the public, the news media, and police executives regarding the Center's findings.


Research Topics

Latest News

Posted: September 19, 2017

Laws prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing firearms are ineffective at reducing the rate of domestic-abuse-related homicides. Strong enforcement mechanisms are essential. ...

Antifa, white supremacists exploit loose gun laws
Posted: September 14, 2017

Domestic extremist groups ranging from white supremacists to their rival antifa anarchists are increasingly exploiting loose gun control laws to show up at emotionally charged rallies with assault rifles and other high-powered weapons, increasing the likelihood of an explosive clash in an American city, according to law enforcement officials. ...

NIH quietly shelves gun research program
Posted: September 14, 2017


'Ghost guns' are easy to build, legal and completely untraceable
Posted: September 14, 2017

In just the past few years, the advancement and availability of milling and 3-D printing technology has made it easier than ever to build your own guns. While not illegal on the face of it, authorities have grown increasingly concerned about the potential for a growing black market that sidesteps state and federal gun laws regulating everything from background checks to banned weapons. ...

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