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August 2019

Case studies suggest that protection orders play a role in preventing mass shootings

August 19, 2019

Nearly 80% of those who commit mass violence in public places make explicit threats or reveal their intent to carry out an attack. UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program identifies 21 cases of threats that were averted due to friends, family members, employers seeing something amiss, deciding to say and do something about it.

June 2019

New clinical guide helps physicians identify risk, talk with patients about firearm safety and injury

June 5, 2019

Guide gives providers the knowledge and tools they need to help protect patients and communities.

November 2018

Noncompliance thwarts comprehensive background check policy for private-party sales, study finds

November 26, 2018

Of the three states that recently expanded comprehensive background check (CBC) policies to include all gun transfers, including those among private parties, only Delaware showed an overall increase in firearm background checks. Washington and Colorado had no changes, which the study authors say suggests that compliance and enforcement were incomplete.

Study does not find population-level changes in firearm homicide or suicide rates in California 10 years after comprehensive background check and violent misdemeanor policies enacted

November 19, 2018

Incomplete background-check records, absence of permit-to-purchase provision, and compliance among possible explanations for findings.

September 2018

Wintemute: How to stop mass shootings

September 28, 2018

If comprehensive background checks on firearm purchasers and gun violence restraining orders were properly designed, widely enacted and adequately implemented in the U.S., many lives lost through mass shootings, as well as the increasing rates of suicides and homicides, could be prevented, according to a perspective article by Garen Wintemute published Sept. 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

University of California Firearms Violence Research Center announces call for research proposals on the prevention of firearm violence in California

September 5, 2018

UCFC, the firearm research center funded with an appropriation from the state in 2016 and housed within the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis, aims to catalyze research, awarding grants of up to $10,000.