Research: Background Checks

A new study has found that four gun laws are significantly associated with lower rates of firearm suicide.

"Researchers gathered data on the presence or absence of four firearm laws in each...

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University examined the effects of a Connecticut law requiring prospective handgun buyers to first obtain a permit – by passing a criminal background check. In the...

A study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research found that after Missouri repealed its permit-to-purchase law, which required a criminal background check...

A report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Case for Gun...

An investigation of online private gun sales found that 62% of sellers were willing to sell guns to people who said they couldn’t pass a criminal background check....

A survey conducted by Frank Luntz shows that 86% of gun owners feel we can do more to stop criminals from getting guns while also protecting the rights of citizens to freely own them, 85% support...

“– 90 percent of Americans and 90 percent of gun owners support fixing gaps in government databases that are meant to prevent the mentally ill, drug abusers and others from buying guns. — 86...

(Milwaukee, WI) – A landmark study released today by the UC Davis, Violence Prevention Research Program adds to the growing body of research that concludes that requiring regulation of all gun...

The New England Journal of Medicine
Garen J. Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H., Anthony A. Braga, Ph.D., and David M. Kennedy

In 2007, a total of 12,632 people in the United States were...

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) groundbreaking report calls for background checks on all gun sales.
(September 19th, 2007, Milwaukee, WI)
The IACP report calls on...

Imagine that airports offered two security options. One required passengers to show proof of identification, undergo x-ray screening, and have their luggage searched, and the second...