The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

May 2022

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy



We send this newsletter in the context of the terrible tragedies that leave behind shattered communities and families. As we mourn the lives lost at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, at a church in Laguna Woods, California, at hospitals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Titusville, Florida, and many others, we reflect on the overwhelming toll that gun violence takes on human lives.


With every life lost, we are reminded of why we urgently need lawmakers to implement gun violence prevention policies that can prevent this needless loss of life. Our work in the Consortium can certainly make a difference. We are hopeful as we strive to turn our grief into a solid commitment to advance evidence-based gun violence prevention policies.




  • The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions’ report: A Year in Review, 2020 Gun Deaths in the U.S.
  • FBI’s Quarterly Uniform Crime Report data for 2021 was released
  • Gifford’s report, Gun Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report, Vital Signs: Changes in Firearm Homicide and Suicide Rates — United States, 2019–2020.
  • The Center for American Progress’s report, The Role of Civilian Offices of Violence Prevention in Helping Communities Stem Gun Violence.
  • Everytown’s report, Gun Thefts from Cars: The Largest Source of Stolen Guns.
  • Urban Institute’s report, Economic Costs of Gun Violence in Washington, DC.
  • The Center for American Progress’s factsheet on Permitless Carry.





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Doucette ML, Ward JA, McCourt AD, Webster D, & Crifasi CK. (2022). Officer-Involved Shootings and Concealed Carry Weapons Permitting Laws: Analysis of Gun Violence Archive Data, 2014-2020. Journal of Urban Health.  


Goldstick JE, Cunningham RM, & Carter PM. (2022). Current causes of death in children and adolescents in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine.  


Karaye IM. (2022). Differential trends in US suicide rates, 1999-2020: Emerging racial and ethnic disparities. Preventive Medicine.  


Reeping PM, Klarevas LJ, Rajan S, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Heinze J, Zeoli AM, Goyal MK, Zimmerman M, & Branas CC. (2022). State firearm laws, gun ownership, and K-12 school shootings: Implications for school safety. Journal of School Violence.  


Swanson JW, Caves Sivaraman JJ, & Easter MM. (2022). Evaluating extreme risk protection order laws: When is it premature to expect population-level effects? JAMA Network Open.


Studdert DM, Zhang Y, Holsinger EE, Prince LP, Holsinger AF, Rodden JA, Wintemute GH, & Miller M. Homicide deaths among adult cohabitants of handgun owners in California, 2004 to 2016. (2022). Annals of Internal Medicine.  


Theodorou CM, Beyer CA, Vanover MA, Brown IE, Salcedo ES, Farmer DL, Hirose S, & Beres AL. (2022). The hidden mortality of pediatric firearm violence. Journal of Pediatric Surgery.


Wortzel HS, Simonetti JA, Ryan AT, & Matarazzo BB. (2022). Firearm injury prevention and extreme risk protection orders. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 



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