Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium
What Are the Most Effective Policies in Reducing Gun Homicides?
Our latest report draws on a comprehensive new database of state firearm laws to help policymakers make evidence-based evaluations of competing policy responses to gun violence.
Analyzing the impact of a range of state firearm laws on total, firearm-related, and nonfirearm-related homicide rates at the state level from 1991 to 2016, the report finds that laws focused on who has access to firearms, rather than laws targeting particular types of firearms, are most likely to be effective in reducing gun homicides.
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