The staggering toll of gun violence—which claims 31,000 lives every year in the U.S.—is an urgent public health issue that demands effective policies informed by research and data that will prevent gun violence.
On January 14th and 15th, 2013, the Johns Hopkins University will host the Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. Global experts on gun policy will convene at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to propose a clear path for effective reforms to current gun policy that are informed by research and data. The two-day Summit will synthesize scientific evidence on gun violence and prevention and will yield clear, comprehensive recommendations that will help advise lawmakers on policies that will reduce gun violence, will have broad public support, and will not violate constitutional rights.
Just days after the Summit closes, the Johns Hopkins University Press will publish Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis, edited by Daniel W. Webster and Jon S. Vernick. Collected for the first time in one volume, the reliable, empirical research and legal analysis of the Summit's contributors will inform the policy debate by helping lawmakers and opinion leaders identify the policy changes that are most likely to reduce gun violence in the United States.