Gun Violence Research

GVPedia arms policymakers, advocates, and the public with facts and data to create evidence-based policy to reduce gun violence.

Welcome to GVPedia, a project created to provide ready access to academic research and high quality data on gun violence. GVPedia is currently comprised of two main features:

The Study Database

The Database is a collection of more than 1,000 academic studies analyzing a wide range of gun violence subjects that can be searched by topic, author, journal, and year of publication. Each study is accompanied by an abstract, and hundreds of studies have the full text available for you to read.

GVP University

GVP University is a collection of white papers and fact sheets that will eventually cover every major topic in gun violence. Intended to provide summaries of the issues and succinct points, they serve as a jumping-off point to explore each topic in greater detail with our Study Database.

Recent Fact Sheets

GVPedia explains…Defensive Gun Use

GVPedia explains…Defensive Gun Use

GVPedia explains why a "good guy" with a gun rarely keeps us safe from a "bad guy" with a gun. Help us spread the word by sharing. Sources: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/defensive-gun-ownership-myth-114262...

Report: Concealed Carry Literature Review

Report: Concealed Carry Literature Review

A naïve count analysis of academic studies from 1995-2018 indicates an evenly split literature on whether RTC Laws reduce, increase, or have no effect on crime. FocuGVPedia-Concealed-Carry-Literature-Review-1 GVPedia Concealed Carry Literature Reviewsing on modern...

Recent Studies