The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

July 2018

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy




We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far and staying cool. Below you will find the most recent studies from our Consortium members and friends.


We want to highlight a new paper, “Limiting access to lethal means: applying the social ecological model for firearm suicide prevention,” that we recently published in Injury Prevention. The paper identifies different interventions at four levels of the social ecological model to temporarily reduce access to firearms when an individual is at risk for suicide. Taken together with upstream interventions such as mental health care and treatment for substance use disorder, these interventions are part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce firearm suicide.


We created a brief fact sheet that highlights the important information from the article, and if you’d like to read the accompanying press release, it is available here.


As usual, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or ideas on how we can make this newsletter more helpful for you.




Allchin A, Chaplin V, & Horwitz J. 2018 June 25. Limiting access to lethal means: applying the social ecological model for firearm suicide prevention. Injury Prevention.


Butterworth SE & Anestis MD. 2018. Political beliefs, region of residence, and openness to firearm means safety measures to prevent suicide. Archives of Suicide Research.


Cook PJ & J Ludwig. 2018 June. The Social Costs of Gun Ownership: A Reply to Hayo, Neumeier and Westphal. Empirical Economics.


Kagawa RMC, Cerdá M, Rudolph KE, Pear VA, Keyes KM, & Wintemute GJ. 2018 June 19. Firearm Involvement in Violent Victimization and Mental Health: An Observational Study. Annals of Internal Medicine.


McGinty EE. 2018 June 20. Mental Illness and Gun Violence: Disrupting the Narrative. Psychiatric Services.


Runyan CW, Brooks-Russell A, & Betz ME. 2018 June 7. Points of Influence for Lethal Means Counseling and Safe Gun Storage Practices. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.


Swanson JW & Belden CM. 2018 May 23. The Link Between Mental Illness and Being Subjected to Crime in Denmark vs the United States: How Much Does Poverty and the Safety Net Matter? JAMA Psychiatry.


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