Happy New Year! As January comes to a close, we are excited to share a large collection of gun violence research published from November through January. We would also like to highlight two resources that the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence released last year, with partner organizations, that build upon the Consortium’s work related to Extreme Risk Laws (e.g. GVROs) and firearms prohibitions in cases of domestic violence. We hope that these resources may be of value to you and serve as examples of how the Consortium’s work serves as a foundation for advocacy efforts:
- The Extreme Risk Law Toolkit is a state legislative toolkit for both advocates and legislators that is designed to help enact and implement Extreme Risk Laws across the country. It is available for direct download as well as via the Ed Fund website.
- Disarm Domestic Violence is a new, interactive website — www.disarmdv.org — that allows individuals to research state-specific laws on domestic violence restraining order firearm removals. The project has an accompanying twitter handle, @Disarm_DV, and we invite you to engage with us there as the project grows.
As always, in order to share the good work you have been doing, we send out this newsletter 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.
Adelyn, Aerielle, Ari, Christian, Dakota, Josh, Kelly, Vicka, and Yasmin