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Center for Gun Policy and Research

Reducing Gun Violence in America
To order a copy of “Reducing Gun Violence in America” from JHU Press, please click here. To read the 2014 Update, please click here. More
Gun Policy Summit January 14-15, 2013
Johns Hopkins University convened more than 20 global experts on gun policy and violence to summarize relevant research and its implications for policymakers and concerned citizens. Click here for archived video of the event
The Case for Gun Policy Reforms
A synthesis of prior research and analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research examines policy reforms and initiatives for reducing gun violence in the U.S. Download the Report
Legal Issues
The Center monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of major gun laws, including those related to: "Saturday night special" handguns; handgun registration and licensing; child access prevention; and minimum purchase and possession age. More
Gun Trafficking
The Center is committed to studying and reducing illegal firearm trafficking. The Center's work in this area focuses on the role of gun dealers, straw purchases, and firearm theft in the transfer of guns from legal to illegal markets. More
Keeping Guns from Youth
The Center studies policies and behaviors related to gun access and carrying among youth. Center research focuses on trends and prevention of youth homicide, suicide, violence, and unintentional injury by firearms. More
Domestic Violence
The Center studies policies and behaviors related to gun violence perpetrated by domestic violence offenders. Center research seeks to identify whether current legal practices effectively keep guns out of the hands of batterers. More

Advocacy and Public Education

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
AAS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Their website is designed as a resource for anyone concerned about suicide, including AAS members, suicide researchers, therapists, prevention specialists, survivors of suicide, and people who are themselves in crisis.

Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG)
BMSG's mission is to work with community groups, journalists and public health professionals to use the power of the media to advance healthy public policy.

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
The Brady Center is dedicated to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in their communities. The Brady Campaign is the lobbying arm of the Brady Center.

Children's Defense Fund
Among its many initiatives, this national child advocacy organization is committed to giving children in the United States a safe start through youth development and violence prevention activities.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV)/Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is a unique coalition of more than 40 religious, labor, medical, educational and civic organizations. CSGV engages in a vigorous and strategic program of lobbying the U.S. Congress and state legislatures. In addition, CSGV provides technical support to activist organizations across the country and maintains the grassroots publication Stop Gun Violence News. CSGV's sister organization, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, is an educational nonprofit dedicated to stopping gun violence by fostering effective community and national action.

Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF)
The FVPF is a national non-profit organization that works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has a right to live in a home free of violence.

Gun Free Kids is an Internet action center, sponsored by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, that exists to make it easy for its users to ask their national and local elected officials to support legislation that will keep guns away from children. The site offers a complete legislative directory and action alerts targeted to users' legislative districts.

Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV)
LCAV was founded in 1993 in response to an assault weapon massacre in San Francisco, CA. LCAV is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing gun violence through education and regulation.

Million Mom March
A national grassroots organization committed to preventing gun death and injury and supporting victims and survivors of gun violence. On October 1, 2001, Million Mom March merged with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

National Rifle Association (NRA)
The National Rifle Association is the nation's largest association of gun owners. The NRA promotes the self-defense use of firearms, firearm safety training, and legislation that protects the private ownership of firearms.

Through innovative public health campaigns, PAX promotes practical, non-political solutions to gun violence that all Americans can embrace--solutions that help to protect our families and children and work immediately to save lives.

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
PSR represents more than 20,000 physicians, nurses, health care professionals, and concerned citizens devoted to nuclear disarmament, violence prevention and environmental health. The Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility works to reduce gun violence by educating health professionals and the public about the risks of guns in the home, by advocating for laws to keep guns away from prohibited purchasers, by advocating for the regulation of guns as consumer products, and by working to prevent domestic violence.

States United to Prevent Gun Violence (SUPGV)
The SUPGV Research and Education Fund is an independent association of state-wide, single issue, multi-project gun violence prevention organizations. SUPGV aims to support, enhance and maximize the ability of its member organizations to work effectively with each other and the citizens of their states to prevent gun deaths and injuries. Through this site, visitors can find the contact information for their local gun violence prevention group.

Violence Policy Center (VPC)
The VPC is a national organization working to reduce firearm violence through research, education, and advocacy. The website includes summaries of original VPC research reports.

Women Against Gun Violence (WAGV)
A coalition of individual members and over 100 organizations throughout the state of California, and particularly in the county of Los Angeles, WAGV is dedicated to preventing gun violence by educating individuals and policymakers about the human, public health, and financial costs of this epidemic, and by mobilizing our communities to take decisive action against the dangers of firearms.


These site links are provided solely as a service. The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research does not necessarily endorse the work of these organizations, or vouch for the accuracy of the content of their websites. Link descriptions are based on information provided by each website.

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