Academic Research on Gun Violence Prevention Strategies

Every year, 33,000 American lives are ended by a bullet. If there are evidenced-based strategies that can reduce gun violence, we must study them.  A number of academics, physicians, mental health practitioners, and public health experts have studied the issue and published their findings.

Below are a series of academic research studies and publications related to strategies to reduce gun violence.

In the Wake of Orlando — Taking Steps against Gun Violence
New England Journal of Medicine
September 2016

Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida — The First Amendment, Physician Speech, and Firearm Safety
New England Journal of Medicine
May 2016

Focused Deterrence and the Prevention of Violent Gun Injuries: Practice, Theoretical Principles, and Scientific Evidence
Annual Review of Public Health
March 2015

Firearm Injuries as a Public Health Issue
Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine
April 2015

Guns, Society, and Medicine
The New England Journal of Medicine
February 2015

Implementing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence Prevention: The Importance of Physician Engagement
Annals of Internal Medicine
May 2013

Preventing Gun Violence by Changing Social Norms
Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine
July 2013

Gun Ownership and Firearm-related Deaths
The Journal of American Medicine
October 2013

How Can Gun Violence Be Prevented? 5 Findings from APA’s New Report
American Psychological Association
December 2013