Gun buybacks allow gun owners to trade their firearms to government entities -- usually law enforcement -- no questions asked. Do they reduce gun violence? Here's what the research says.
Federal law doesn't require background checks for private gun sales. Many 2020 Democrats favor background checks for all gun purchases. Can universal background checks curb gun violence? Here's what the research says.
"There’s some basic stuff about the laws that I think is misunderstood,” Jon Vernick, professor at JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, said.
Safe gun storage can limit unauthorized users’ access to firearms. This roundup features recent research on the topic.
Teen boys from low-income neighborhoods in Pittsburgh were less likely to have perpetuated violence if they had goals and hope for the future.
What are schools doing to prepare against gun violence? We've gathered research on strategies and effects.
About a quarter of U.S. adult handgun owners carry a loaded firearm with them at least once a month, a new study suggests. Around a third do it on a daily basis.
Criminologist Adam Lankford has found that mass shooters and suicide bombers are looking for fame. In an interview with JR, he asks journalists not to honor them, not to publish their names and pictures.
Millions of Americans acquire their guns without undergoing a background check, but a new survey suggests the proportion may be falling.
An analysis in
The Lancet finds that national implementation of background checks on ammo purchases alone could reduce gun-related deaths by 81 percent.