FIPRP News

Age restrictions for handguns make little difference in homicides as US deals with ‘de facto availability’ of firearms

In the United States, individual state laws barring 18- to 20-year-olds from buying or possessing a handgun make little difference in the rate of homicides involving a gun by people in that age group, a…

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Firearm Injury Policy & Research Program awarded CDC Research Award

Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar has been awarded a three-year grant from the CDC for his study Culture, Longitudinal Patterns, and Safety Promotion of Handgun Carrying Among Rural Adolescents: Implications for Injury Prevention. Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar’s study is…

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New Study Looks at the Motivation for Firearm Purchases during the COVID-19 Pandemic

There has been a significant increase in national firearm purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the motivation for these purchases are fear of other people, the report concluded. Researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention &…

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Webinar: TBI and Inflammation Across the Adult Lifespan

Join this Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Research webinar as speakers present information on TBI and inflammation across the adult lifespan. Information about each presenter and their topic can be found be below. Does Acute Soccer Heading…

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States with Minimum Age Firearm Laws have no Effect on Firearm Homicide Rates

Laws limiting the availability of firearms for sale to young adults have been shown to be associated with a decrease in youth gun carrying. Minimum age firearm laws can be seen as a potentially effective…

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Congratulations Erin Morgan!

Erin Morgan, MS, PhD, has successfully defended her dissertation, “Perpetration of Interpersonal Violence, Incarceration, and Subsequent Risk for Firearm Suicide,” on August 12 to earn her doctorate in epidemiology. Beginning in the Autumn Quarter, Morgan…

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