National collaborative awards $3 million for gun policy research

National collaborative awards $3 million for gun policy research

The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research has announced grants totaling $3 million in support of three gun policy research studies. 

The funds will support a study on attitudes toward guns ownership, possession, and usage by urban youth led by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund; a study on the nature, structure, and dynamics of California's crime gun markets and the sources of firearms used in crime led by the University of California, Davis; and a study on the factors that determine the approval or denial of extreme risk protection orders across six states led by Michigan State University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Established in 2018 with a $20 million grant from Arnold Ventures, the collaborative has deployed more than $10 million of the $20 million in 2020.

"These latest research projects, along with the earlier-announced studies, will help to build the evidence base for gun policy," said Frank M. Clark, chair of the collaborative's research advisory committee and past chair of the Chicago Board of Education. "This is essential for providing policy makers with the information needed to inform the development of fair and effective gun policies."