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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

Government Agencies

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
The branch of the U.S. Department of Treasury charged with enforcing federal laws relating to firearms, the ATF is concerned, among other things, with the tracing of guns used in crimes and the issuance of licenses to sell firearms.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
A component of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, the BJS is the primary government source for criminal justice statistics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are charged with promoting health and quality of life by preventing disease, injury, and disability. The CDC website contains an archive of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which occasionally addresses firearm-related injuries. In addition, the CDC provides data on firearm injury and death through its Wonder and WISQARS databases.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Among other things, the FBI produces the annual Uniform Crime Reports.

Maintained by the Library of Congress, THOMAS is the comprehensive website of the federal legislature. Abstracts and full texts for current and past Congressional bills may be obtained here.


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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