The Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium is a coalition of gun violence researchers and practitioners from seven states and territories that aims to inform policymakers and the public by providing evidence-based, data-driven policy recommendations to disrupt the cycle of firearm-involved homicides, suicides, and injuries. The Consortium approaches the study of gun violence with the belief that:
+ Gun violence is a public policy problem.
+ State and local governments are key in the fight to reduce firearm-involved deaths and injuries.
+ We need to better understand the nuances of state law- and policy-making to effectively combat gun violence.