Policy Interventions to Prevent Gun Violence: Current Findings and Future Directions

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Regency C (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Garen J. Wintemute , University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Do firearms laws prevent crimes? Research on the effectiveness of policies intended to prevent firearm violence has yielded sometimes-conflicting results. This presentation will survey that research, focusing in part on policies that prohibit firearm ownership and possession by high-risk persons. It will discuss new “policy experiments” that could yield important data to help guide future violence prevention efforts.