Gun Violence Resources
Viewing gun control as a public safety concern provides key insights into common sense measures that significantly reduce the number of gun deaths and injuries.
Support for Common Sense Gun Legislation Increases When the Public Knows the Facts
Large numbers of our citizens do not have the gun violence resources to make the best decisions with regard to keeping our schools, communities, and police officers as safe as possible. Our 2016 RI public opinion poll demonstrates the positive influence data and facts have on voters.
Please share these resources with families, friends, and associates to help change the narrative regarding the highly charged issue of sensible gun control.
The Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States. GVA will collect and check for accuracy, comprehensive information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then post and disseminate it online. In addition to a plethora of helpful, documented research, GVA provides an up to the day list of mass shootings in the United States.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research is engaged in original scholarly research, policy analysis and agenda-setting public discourse. Their goal is to bring public health expertise and perspectives to the complex policy issues related to gun violence prevention. An important part of the Center’s mission is to serve as an objective and informative resource for the news media, thereby providing the public with accurate information about gun injuries, prevention strategies, and policies.
GunPolicy.org is hosted by the Sydney School of Public Health, the University of Sydney, this site provides evidence-based, country-by-country intelligence from a broad range of official and academic sources. This university site is for researchers, officials, journalists and advocates who need accurate citations and rapid access to credible sources.
Everytown for Gun Safety provides “groundbreaking original research, developing evidenced-based policies, and communicating this knowledge in the courts and the court of public opinion.” The site provides a comprehensive and interactive map of school shootings in the United States since 2013.
“The Trace is an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States.We believe that our country’s epidemic rates of firearm-related violence are coupled with a second problem: a shortage of information about the issue at large.”
Studies and Articles
from TheTrace.com, October 5, 2017
from WalletHub.com, March 15, 2017
from Vox.com, October 2, 2017
from the Violence Policy Center, September 2015
from Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, January 2016
from The Journal of Trauma, August 1998
The Accessibility of Firearms and Risk for Suicide and Homicide Victimization Among Household Members
from Annals.com, January 21, 2014