Collaborative Announces Nearly $3 Million in Grants to Study Gun Violence
The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research today announced $2.7 million in funding for three new research projects.
The announcement of three new research awards is part of the Collaborative’s second major investment in gun policy research. Along with $7.5 million in funding announced earlier this year, these grants bring the Collaborative’s total investment for 2020 to more than $10 million.
“These additional studies round out our 2020 grants announcement. These three new awards focus on critically important gun policy questions about populations at high risk for committing gun violence, and becoming victims of it,” said Collaborative director Andrew Morral.
This investment will fund three unique research projects, from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund; University of California, Davis; and Michigan State University with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The projects will examine:
- Attitudes toward guns ownership, possession, and usage by urban youth, through qualitative and quantitative analyses (Thurgood Marshall College Fund).
- The nature, structure and dynamics of California’s crime gun markets and the sources of firearms used in crime (University of California, Davis).
- The factors that determine the approval or denial of extreme risk protection orders across six states (Michigan State University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health).
“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.
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