The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

June 2022

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy



This past June, Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. This law is the product of many years of hard work from gun violence prevention organizations like the Consortium that have directly contributed to creating evidence and proposing solutions to reduce gun violence.


This law is the result of the work the Consortium started in 2013 on Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO). We are proud to say our research and advocacy was an integral part of this legislation being passed. Through the Consortium’s research, we were able to successfully advocate for $750 million in funding for crisis intervention orders over 5 years, including ERPO. Evidence matters, and when there is evidence available to meet the moment, we can create successful change.




  • Joyce Foundation’s report, Toward a Fair and Just Response to Gun Violence: Recommendations to Advance Policy, Practice and Research.
  • Center for American Progress factsheet, The Gun Trafficking Crisis Is Fueling Violent Crime.
  • Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center at the University of Washington, Dementia & Firearm Safety resources.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention data resources on drug overdose and firearm injuries.





Barry LE, Crealey GE, Nguyen NTQ, Weiser TG, Spitzer SA, & O’Neill C. (2022). Hospital Costs and Fatality Rates of Traumatic Assaults by Mechanism in the US, 2016-2018. JAMA Network Open.


Clark DA, Macinko J, & Porfiri M. (2022). What factors drive state firearm law adoption? An application of exponential-family random graph models. Social Science & Medicine.


Crifasi C, Williams R, Booty M, Owens-Young J, Webster D, & Buggs S. (2022) Community perspectives on gun violence and safety: The role of policing in Baltimore City. Journal of Criminal Justice.


Degli Esposti M, Gravel J, Kaufman EJ, Delgado MK, Richmond TS, & Wiebe DJ. (2022). County-level variation in changes in firearm mortality rates across the US, 1989 to 1993 vs 2015 to 2019. JAMA Network Open.


Kravitz-Wirtz N, Bruns A, Aubel AJ, Zhang X, & Buggs SA. (2022). Inequities in community exposure to deadly gun violence by race/ethnicity, poverty, and neighborhood disadvantage among youth in large US cities. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine.


Miller M, Zhang Y, Prince L, Swanson SA, Wintemute GJ, Holsinger EE, & Studdert DM. (2022). Suicide deaths among women in California living with handgun owners vs those living with other adults in handgun-free homes, 2004-2016. JAMA Psychiatry.


Reitz ACW, Hawk SR, Schwimmer HD, Hanna T, & Payne DES. (2022). Utilizing a combined hospital and criminal justice database to identify risk factors for repeat firearm injury or violent-crime arrest among firearm victims. Medicine, Science, and the Law.


Smart R, Schell TL, Morral AR, & Nicosia N. (2022). Geographic disparities in rising rates of firearm-related homicide. New England Journal of Medicine.


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