Reducing Gun Violence

In this series of posts, I’ll explore evidence-based ways in which we can reduce gun violence in the United States.

Guns and Gun Violence

Exploring the facts around guns and gun violence in the United States generally, to understand the context of policies designed to help reduce gun violence.

Legal Issues Related to Preventing Gun Violence

Exploring federal, state, and local laws, what is constitutional and what is not, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, laws to protect children, and the relationship between violence, alcohol, and guns.

Evidence-Based Policies for Reducing Gun Violence

Exploring the relationship between mental illness and violence, firearm restrictions affecting people with mental illnesses, extreme risk protection orders, background checks, purchaser licensing, waiting periods, and gun dealer oversight and regulation.