The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

October 2019

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy




The Ed Fund and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence kicked off the month by honoring Consortium member Amy Barnhorst with the inaugural Horwitz Public Health Award for her leadership and public advocacy for gun violence prevention. Congratulations! It was also announced that California will be the first state to fund lethal means safety counseling training statewide – an effort to be led by Dr. Barnhorst, who contributed to the Consortium’s report on lethal means safety counseling released in 2017.


Gun violence prevention in politics: Two years and one day after a gunman killed 58 people and injured more than 400 others in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Las Vegas was the setting for a first-of-its-kind Gun Safety Forum with democratic presidential candidates outlining their plans to reduce gun violence. Also this month, responding to a New York Times survey, all 19 Democratic candidates agreed: gun violence is a public health issue.


Do you have data on pediatric firearm injury? A fellow consortium, Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS), is seeking to grow its data repository; please consider sharing your datasets. Learn more or begin uploading here, or email their team for more information.


Media highlights include:

  • A Bloomberg editorial calling for firearm prohibitions based on DUI convictions cites the Consortium’s 2013 report with recommendations for state policy and recent research led by Consortium contributor Rose Kagawa.
  • Wrapping up Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Ed Fund’s Lisa Geller wrote in The Hill about four firearm policies necessary for preventing domestic violence, citing Consortium reports on state policy and firearm removal and retrieval in cases of domestic violence.

Finally, we are excited to share that our newsletter archive is now publicly available! We also began sharing the papers highlighted in this newsletter with our twitter followers. This is allowing the Consortium to extend gun violence prevention research to new audiences: so let’s keep it up! Tag us in your tweets so we can amplify and highlight the good work you’re all doing. In the meantime, read on for this month’s research recap.





Aitken ME, Minster SD, Mullins SH, Hirsch HM, Unni P, Monroe K, & Miller BK. (2019). Parents’ perspectives on safe storage of firearms. Journal of Community Health.


Barber C, Berrigan JW, Sobelson Henn M, Myers K, Staley M, Azrael D, Miller M, & Hemenway D. (2019). Linking public safety and public health data for firearm suicide prevention in Utah. Health Affairs.


Capellan JA & Jiao AY. (2019). Deconstructing mass public shootings: Exploring opportunities for intervention. Rockefeller Institute of Government.


Cunningham RM, Ranney ML, Goldstick JE, Kamat SV, Roche JS, & Carter PM. (2019). Federal funding for research on the leading causes of death among children and adolescents. Health Affairs.


Doucette ML, Crifasi CK, & Frattaroli S. (2019). Right-to-carry laws and firearm workplace homicides: A longitudinal analysis (1992–2017). American Journal of Public Health.


Ertl A, Sheats KJ, Petrosky E, Betz CJ, Yuan K, & Fowler KA. (2019). Surveillance for violent deaths—National Violent Death Reporting System, 32 states, 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


Gearhart MC, Berg KA, Jones C, & Johnson SD. (2019). Fear of crime, racial bias, and gun ownership. Health and Social Work.


Goldstein EV, Prater LC, & Wickizer TM. (2019). Behavioral health care and firearm suicide: Do states with greater treatment capacity have lower suicide rates? Health Affairs.


Goldstick JE, Zeoli A, Mair C, & Cunningham RM. (2019). US firearm-related mortality: National, state, and population trends, 1999-2017. Health Affairs. 


Grossman DC & Choucair B. (2019). Violence and the US health care sector: Burden and response. Health Affairs. 


Katz C, Bhaskaran J, & Bolton JM. (2019). Access to firearms among people assessed by psychiatric services in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.


Klarevas L, Conner A, & Hemenway D. (2019). The effect of large-capacity magazine bans on high-fatality mass shootings, 1990–2017. American Journal of Public Health.


Knopov A, Siegel M, Xuan Z, Rothman EF, Cronin SW, & Hemenway D. (2019). Impact of state firearm laws on homicide rates among Black and White populations in the United States, 1991–2016. Health and Social Work. 


Laqueur H, Kagawa RMC, Wright M, & Wintemute GJ. (2019). Alcohol-related crimes and risk of arrest for intimate partner violence among California handgun purchasers. Health Affairs. 


Leung C, Kaplan MS, & Xuan Z. (2019). The association between firearm control policies and firearm suicide among men: A state-level age-stratified analysis. Health and Social Work. 


Nature (2019). Wanted: Better data on police shootings to reduce mistrust between the police and the communities they serve (editorial). Nature. 


Pallin R, Charbonneau A, Wintemute GJ, & Kravitz-Wirtz N. (2019). California public opinion on health professionals talking with patients about firearms. Health Affairs.


Pescosolido BA, Manago B, & Monahan J. (2019). Evolving public views on the likelihood of violence from people with mental illness: Stigma and its consequences. Health Affairs. 


Project Hope. (2019). Funders’ efforts to prevent violence in the US (grant watch). Health Affairs. 


Project Hope. (2019). Violence (data graphic). Health Affairs. 


Rogers MS, McNiel DE, & Binder RL. (2019). Effectiveness of police crisis intervention training programs. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 


Rowhani-Rahbar A, Bellenger MA, & Rivara FP. (2019). Firearm violence research: Improving availability, accessibility, and content of firearm-related data systems. Journal of the American Medical Association. 


Schleimer JP, Kravitz-Wirtz N, Pallin R, Charbonneau AK, Buggs SA, & Wintemute GJ. (2019). Firearm ownership in California: A latent class analysis. Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention. 


Stipelman CH, Stoddard G, Bata K, Muniyappa B, Trepman E, & Smith E. (2019). Home gun safety queries in well-child visits. Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics.


Swartz HA. (2019). Mass shootings and psychotherapy. American Journal of Psychotherapy.


Weil AR. (2019). Violence and health. Health Affairs. 


Wetter S & Rutkow L. (2019). US state-level preemption legislation, 2017-2018: Implications for public health policy and practice. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 


Wintemute GJ. (2019). Background checks for firearm purchases: Problem areas and recommendations to improve effectiveness. Health Affairs. 


Zhang Y, Holsinger EE, Prince L, Rodden JA, Swanson SA, Miller MM, Wintemute GJ, & Studdert DM. (2019). Assembly of the LongSHOT cohort: Public record linkage on a grand scale. Injury Prevention.


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