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 2,000 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 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
All of these cases highlight the risks of the defensive gun use narrative, but are also merely the tip of the defensive gun use iceberg that we will explore in much greater detail.
GVPedia envisions a world in which disinformation no longer holds sway over the gun violence debate and the public has ready access to accurate information about firearms and the risks they pose.
Debunking John Lott’s latest dishonest attacks on the FBI active shooter reports Summary On October 3rd, 2022, pro-gun commentator John Lott released a study falsely alleging massive errors in the FBI’s active shooter research. He claimed that the FBI missed dozens of...
Gun violence and the voices of youth on community safety in the time of COVID-19 in East Harlem, NY: a youth participatory action research cross-sectional study
Background The USA has failed to codify the protection of children from gun violence (GV) as a human right. This study employs a youth participatory action research methodology, within the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC),...
Emergency Department Visits for Firearm-Related Injuries among Youth in the United States, 2006–2015
Firearm injuries are a significant public health problem. Prior studies have analyzed firearm death data or adult firearm injury data, but few studies have analyzed firearm injury data specifically among youth. To inform the current debate surrounding gun policy in...
Firearm carrying and concurrent substance use behaviours in a community-based sample of emerging adults
Introduction This paper examines associations between high-risk gun carrying and substance use in emerging adults (ages 18–22). The coexistence of these high-risk behaviours in a general population of emerging adults can have disastrous consequences. Methods...