The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

November 2020

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy



We hope you had a healthy, happy, and safe Thanksgiving.


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Upcoming events:

Judicial updates:

  • Torres v. United States is a case from the 9th Circuit that is pending before the Supreme Court. The question presented in the case is whether an individual may bring an as-applied Second Amendment challenge to 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) which prohibits individuals convicted of felony offenses from purchasing or possessing firearms. An as-applied challenge is one that alleges that the prohibition is unconstitutional as-applied to the particular person rather than a challenge that the prohibition is unconstitutional in all circumstances. The underlying criminal convictions in the case are aggravated DUI with a person under 15 in the vehicle and aggravated driving or actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. Follow the case here.
  • In Folajtar v. Barr, the 3rd Circuit upheld the felony firearm prohibitor in a divided decision as discussed in the Duke Center for Firearms Law blog and in the New York Times’ piece on how Justice Barrett’s Vote Could Tilt the Supreme Court on Gun Rights.

Media highlights:

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Until next time, wishing you peace this holiday season.




Abdalla M, Keyes KM, & Galea S. (2020). A public health approach to tackling the role of culture in shaping the gun violence epidemic in the United States. Public Health Reports.


Abdallah HO, Zhao C, Kaufman E, Hatchimonji J, Swendiman RA, Kaplan LJ, Seamon M, Schwab CW, & Pascual JL. (2020). Increased firearm injury during the COVID-19 pandemic: A hidden urban burden. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.


Ahlin EM, Antunes ML, & Watts SJ. (2020). Editorial introduction: Effects of gun violence on communities and recent theoretical developments. Journal of Primary Prevention.


Anestis MD, Bond AE, Daruwala SE, Bandel SL, & Bryan CJ.  (2020) Suicidal ideation among individuals who have purchased firearms during COVID-19. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


Badolato GM, Boyle MD, McCarter R, Zeoli AM, Terrill W, & Goyal MK. (2020). Racial and ethnic disparities in firearm-related pediatric deaths related to legal intervention. Pediatrics.


Barnett B, Kudler H, & Swanson J. (2020). To prevent suicide among veterans, their physicians should discuss gun safety. JAMA Health Forum.


Bhatt A, Wang X, Cheng AL, Morris KL, Beyer L, Chestnut A, Steigerwalt K, & Metzner J. (2020). Association of changes in Missouri firearm laws with adolescent and young adult suicides by firearms. JAMA Network Open. 


Bonne S. (2020). Educational innovation for gun violence in the U.S. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.


Chien LC & Gakh M. (2020). The lagged effect of state gun laws on the reduction of state-level firearm homicide mortality in the United States from 1999 to 2017. Public Health. 


Donnelly MR, Barie PS, Grigorian A, Kuza CM, Schubl S, de Virgilio C, Lekawa M, & Nahmias J. (2020). New York state and the nation: Trends in firearm purchases and firearm violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Surgeon.


Doucette ML & Crifasi CK. (2020). Assessing the magnitude of nonworker deaths during workplace homicide incidents: An epidemiological analysis using the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). Workplace Health and Safety.


Fox JA, Gerdes M, Duwe G, & Rocque M. (2020). The newsworthiness of mass public shootings: What factors impact the extent of coverage? Homicide Studies. 


Galiatsatos P, Cudjoe TK, Bratcher J, Heikkinen P, Leaf P, & Golden SH. (2020). Second victims: Aftermath of gun violence and faith-based responses. Journal of Religion and Health. 


Gostin LO, Hodge JG, & Levin DE. (2020). Legal interventions to address U.S. reductions in life expectancy. JAMA.


Leibbrand C, Hill H, Rowhani-Rahbar A, & Rivara F. (2020). Invisible wounds: Community exposure to gun homicides and adolescents’ mental health and behavioral outcomes. Population Health. 


McCourt AD, Crifasi CK, Stuart EA, Vernick JS, Kagawa RC, Wintemute GJ, & Webster DW. (2020). Purchaser licensing, point-of-sale background check laws, and firearm homicide and suicide in 4 U.S. states, 1985-2017. American Journal of Public Health. 


McGinty EE, Presskreischer R, Anderson KE, Han H, & Barry CL. (2020). Psychological distress and COVID-19-related stressors reported in a longitudinal cohort of U.S. adults in April and July 2020. JAMA. 


Mukherjee S, Taleb ZB, & Baiden P. (2020). Locked, loaded, and ready for school: The association of safety concerns with weapon-carrying behavior among adolescents in the United States. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.


Nagle ME, Joshi KG, Frierson RL, Durkin MW, & Karydi A. (2020). Knowledge and attitudes of psychiatrists about the gun rights of persons with mental illness. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 


Nanasi N. (2020). Disarming Domestic Abusers. Policy Review. 


Onufer EJ, Andrade E, Cullinan DR, Kramer J, Leonard J, Stewart M, Vallar K, Wise PE, Klingensmith ME, & Punch LJ. (2020). Anatomy of gun violence: Contextualized curriculum to train surgical residents in both technical and non-technical skills in the management of gun violence. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 


Pardini D, Beardslee J, Docherty M, Schubert C, & Mulvey E. (2020). Risk and protective factors for gun violence in male juvenile offenders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 


Pino EC, Fontin F, James TL, & Dugan E. (2020). Boston Violence Intervention Advocacy Program: Challenges and opportunities for client engagement and goal achievement. Academic Emergency Medicine. 


Ronca KE, Dodson NA, Weiser DA, & Silver AH. (2020). #ThisIsOurLane: Time for pediatric hematology/oncology providers to join gun violence prevention efforts. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 


Rowhani-Rahbar A, Haviland MJ, & Ellyson AM. (2020). Firearm policy and youth suicide—In pursuit of mechanistic explanations. JAMA Network Open. 


Theis J, Hoops K, Booty M, Nestadt P, & Crifasi C. (2020). Firearm suicide among veterans of the U.S. military: A systematic review. Military Medicine. 


Updegrove AH, Luo F, & Salinas M. (2020). Acculturation and campus carry: Examining the effect of Mexico versus United States cultural orientations on college students’ support for campus carry. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 


Walker GN, Dekker AM, Hampton DA, Akhetuamhen A, & Moore PQ. (2020). A case for risk stratification in survivors of firearm and interpersonal violence in the urban environment. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 


Yu B & Chen X. (2020). Age patterns of suicide with different methods for U.S. whites: APC modelling analysis of the 1999-2017 national data. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. 


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