About the Consortium

The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy comprises more than 30 leading experts committed to advancing evidence-based gun violence prevention policies. The Consortium is led by a steering committee of six experienced researchers working on the intersections of gun violence prevention, public health, law, behavioral health, medicine, and criminology.

Best known for its development of the extreme risk protection order policy (ERPO), also known as red flag laws, the Consortium has published reports on evidence-based recommendations for state and federal policy, best practices for firearm removal in cases of domestic violence, and guidelines for practice and training in lethal means safety counseling for firearm suicide prevention.

Since its creation in 2013, it has published six reports offering evidence-based gun violence prevention policy recommendations. In turn, federal and state policymakers have come to rely upon the Consortium’s recommendations to craft legislation and executive action, and to inform implementation efforts which continue to shape the policy landscape of the gun violence prevention movement.

Our Mission

Alcohol Misuse and Gun Violence: an Evidence Based Approach for State Policy

Co-authored with the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions, this report offers a set of state-based policy recommendations to address the intersection of alcohol misuse and firearms.

A core component of our public health approach is assessing through research, and the best available evidence that our policy recommendations are effective and strive for equitable outcomes. To achieve this, we use the Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) tool for Gun Violence Prevention to inform our recommendations.