Congressional Briefing: Reducing Gun Violence

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (10:00 am- 12:00 noon)
Rayburn Building, House of Representatives, Room 2168

Our fifth Congressional Briefing, “Reducing Gun Violence: Lessons from Research and Practice,” was led by Dr. Christopher Koper, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and Senior Fellow in the CEBCP. Several leading firearms experts from criminology, economics, and public health were on hand to share findings and policy implications of current research on gun violence patterns, illegal gun markets, and the effects of policies and practices to prevent gun violence. The briefing addressed needs and future directions for research that can inform efforts to address this costly problem.


  • Hubert Williams (Police Foundation)
    Introduction (Video)
  • Anthony Braga (Harvard University and Rutgers University)
    Understanding the Nature of Urban Gun Violence Problems.
    (Presentation | Video)
  • Catherine Gallagher (George Mason University)
    The Cost of Adolescent Firearm Injuries.
    (Presentation Video)
  • Christopher Koper (George Mason University)
    Assessing Police Efforts to Reduce Gun Crime: Results from a National Survey.
    (Presentation Video)
  • Edmund McGarrell (Michigan State University)
    Federal Initiatives to Reduce Gun, Gang, and Drug Market Violence.
    (Presentation Video)
  • Garen Wintemute (University of California, Davis)
    Subsequent Criminal Activity among Purchasers of Handguns: Incidence and Impact of Denial of Purchases by Prohibited Persons.
    (Presentation Video)
  • Daniel Webster (Johns Hopkins University)
    Firearm Seller Accountability Measures and the Diversion of Guns to Criminals.
    (Presentation Video)
  • Glenn Pierce (Northeastern University)
    The Effect of State Firearm Laws on Illegal Gun Markets.
    (Presentation Video)
  • Charles Wellford (University of Maryland)
    An Agenda for Firearms and Violence Research: Where Do We Go From Here?
    (Presentation Video)

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