State gun laws and pediatric firearm-related mortality

BACKGROUND: Firearms are the second leading cause of pediatric death in the United States. There is significant variation in firearm legislation at the state level. Recently, 3 state laws were associated with a reduction in overall deaths from firearms: universal...

Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2020

During President Trump’s administration, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared to over 19.48 million – a 34% increase over 2016. However, while gun sales have set records in 2020, the growth in concealed handgun permits has slowed as many states shutdown...

Guns on Campus: Implementing Campus Carry

The 2007 active shooter incident on the campus of Virginia Tech marked a “watershed event” in the debate over guns on college campuses (Birnbaum, 2013). Policy responses by the states to this and other similar events and threats reflects the cultural and political...