The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

January 2019

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy




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 — — 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




Adjia A, Austin SB, Fitzmaurice GM, & Hemenway D. (2018). The role of intimate partner violence in homicides of children aged 2-14 years. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


Barnhorst A & Kagawa RMC. (2018). Access to firearms: When and how do mentla health clients become prohibited from owning guns? Psychological Services.


Betz ME, Bebarta VS, DeWispelaere W, Barrett W, Victoroff M, Williamson K, & Abbott D. (2019). Emergency physicians and firearms: Effects of hands-on training. Annals of Emergency Medicine.


Betz ME, McCourt AD, Vernick JS, Ranney ML, & Wintemute GJ. (2018). Firearms and dementia. Annals of Internal Medicine.


Brooks-Russell A, Runyan C, Betz ME, Tung G, Branspigel S, & Novins DK. (2018). Law enforcement agencies’ perceptions of the benefits of and barriers to temporary firearm storage to prevent suicide. American Journal of Public Health.


Brucato G, Appelbaum PS, Masucci MD, Rolin S, Wall MM, Levin M, Altschuler R, First MB, Lieberman JA, & Gergis RR. (2018). Prevalence and phenomenology of violent ideation and behavior among 200 young people at clinical high-risk for psychosis: An emerging model of violence and psychotic illness. Neuropsychopharmacology.


Cook PJ. (2018). Expanding the public health approach to gun violence prevention. Annals of Internal Medicine.


Cook PJ & Ludwig J. (2018). Policing guns: Why gun violence is not (just) a public health problem. Social Science Research Council.


Gold LH & Vanderpool D. (2018). Legal regulation of restoration of firearms rights after mentla health prohibition. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.


Gold LH & Vanderpool D. (2018). Psychiatric evidence and due process in firearms rights restoration. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.


Hemenway D. (2018). Building the injury field in North America: The perspective of some of the pioneers. Injury Epidemiology.


Hemenway D. (2018). Comparing gun-owning vs non-owning households in terms of firearm and non-firearm suicide and suicide attempts. Preventive Medicine.


Hemenway D, Azrael D, Conner A, & Miller M. (2018). Variation in rates of fatal police shootings across US states: The role of firearm availability. Journal of Urban Health.


McGinty EE, Siddiqi S, Linden S, Horwitz J, & Frattaroli S. (2019). Improving the use of evidence in public health policy development, enactment and implementation: A multiple-case study. Health Education Research.


Morain SR & Crifasi CK. (2018). Time to pull the trigger? Examining the ethical permissibility of minimum age restrictions for gun ownership and use. Preventive Medicine.


Morgan ER, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Azrael D, & Miller M. (2018). Public perceptions of firearm- and non-firearm-related violent death in the United States: A national study. Annals of Internal Medicine.


Mueller KL & Ranney ML. (2018). Our lane needs all of us. Academic Emergency Medicine.


Pollack Porter KM, Rutkow L, & McGinty EE. (2018). The importance of policy change for addressing public health problems. Public Health Reports.


Ranney ML, Betz ME, & Dark C. (2018). #ThisIsOurLane – Firearm safety as health care’s highway. New England Journal of Medicine.


Swanson JW. (2018). Redirecting the mental health and gun violence conversation from mass shootings to suicide. Psychiatric Services.


Tung GJ, Pierpoint LA, Betz ME, Brooks-Russell A, Brandspigel S, & Runyan CW. (2019). Gun retailers’ willingness to provide gun storage for suicide prevention. American Journal of Health Behavior.


Valenstein M, Walters H, Pfeiffer PN, Ganoczy D, Miller M, Fiorillo M, & Bossarte RM. (2018). Acceptability of potential interventions to increase firearm safety among patients in VA mental health treatment. General Hospital Psychiatry.


Vinik N. (2018). Learning from gun owners and users. Social Science Research Council.


Wertz J, Azrael D, & Miller M. (2019). Americans who become a new versus a former gun owner: Implications for youth suicide and unintentional firearm injury. American Journal of Public Health.


Wolfson JA, Azrael D, & Miller M. (2018). Gun owership among US women. Injury Prevention.


Zeoli AM, McCourt A, Buggs S, Frattaroli S, Lilley D, & Webster DW. (2018). Analysis of the strength of legal firearms restrictions for perpetrators of domestic violence and their associations with intimate partner homicide. American Journal of Epidemiology.


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