The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

January 2018

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy




In order to share the good work you have been doing, we are sending out a monthly update with new studies, projects, and articles that our Consortium members and colleagues are working on. Please feel free to send us any recently published studies or projects throughout the month, and we will compile and distribute to the group.


In case you missed it, last month the New York Times released a nine-part series on guns and domestic violence. Part 5 – A Good Way to Keep Guns from Predators – highlights the importance of firearm removal in cases of restraining orders. The Consortium recommends prohibiting individuals subject to temporary restraining orders from purchasing and possessing firearms and recommends removal of firearms from individuals subject to restraining orders. In February of 2016, the Consortium released a report detailing promising practices for firearm removal. The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, in partnership with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation, and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, is continuing this important work with Disarm DV. Disarm DV will allow advocates, gun violence prevention activists, survivors, victims, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and so many others to research state-specific laws on domestic violence-related protective order firearm removals and take steps to remove guns from armed abusers. Stay tuned with updates on the project by following @Disarm_DV on Twitter.






Appelbaum PS. 2017 Dec 6. Moving Toward the Future in the Diagnosis of Mental Disorders. Psychol Sci Public Interest.


Baumann ML & Teasdale B. 2017 Dec. Severe mental illness and firearm access: Is violence really the danger? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.


Binder R, Garcia P, Johnson B, Fuentes-Afflick E. 2017 Dec. Identifying and Mitigating Risk of Violence in the Scientific Workplace. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law.


Cleveland EC, Azrael D, Simonetti JA, Miller M. 2017 Dec 19. Firearm ownership among American veterans: findings from the 2015 National Firearm Survey. Inj Epidemiol.


Cook PJ & Donohue JJ. 2017 Dec. Saving lives by regulating guns: Evidence for policy. Science.


Felthous AR & Swanson J. 2017 Dec. Prohibtion of Persons With Mental Illness From Gun Ownership Under Tyler. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law.


Perez Esparza D & Hemenway D. 2017 Dec 20. What is the level of household gun ownership in urban Mexico? An estimate from the first Mexican survey on gun ownership 2017. Inj Prev.


Roberts K, Miller M, Azrael D. 2017 Dec 27. Honor Related Suicide in the United States: A Study of National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) Data. Arch Suicide Res.


Runyan CW, Brooks-Russell A, Tung G, Brandspigel S, Betz ME, Novins DK, Agans R. 2017 Dec 13. Hospital Emergency Department Lethal Means Counseling for Suicidal Patients. Am J Prev Med.


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