Firearms Research


A full list of HICRC journal publications (firearm and nonfirearm) organized by year is available under Publications. Journal articles specific to firearms research are also organized by topic– see the submenu to the left of this page. Articles are numbered for ease of reference should you wish to contact us with a question about a publication.


pgphcoversmallerThis 2006 book by David Hemenway summarizes the literature on the relationship between guns and injuries and describes the public health approach to reducing firearm-related violence. More information at the University of Michigan Press website:

 Order the book through the University of Michigan Press site or from (30% Discount). Search and view pages from the book at Google Books.

Articles and Reviews on “Private Guns, Public Health”
JAMA: Books, Journals, New Media
Harvard Magazine: Death by the Barrel
Health Affairs: Prevention Before Blame
New England Journal of Medicine: Book Review
Journal of Emergency Nursing: Media Review
New York Times: A Kind of Firefighting
New York Times Op-Ed: Lock and Load
NPR Morning Edition: Author: Gun Violence Is A Public Health Issue
C-SPAN2 BookTV: Speech at Politics and Prose Bookstore


iStock_000002404473SmallThe Joyce Foundation Supports Firearms Research, Dissemination, and Technical Assistance
Since 2008 we have received funding from the Joyce Foundation to write dozens of scientific articles on firearms issues, to disseminate findings through press releases, and Bulletins.

We also provide technical assistance to the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), and provides substantial assistance to the Means Matter Campaign.

“Means Matter” Supported by Bohnett Foundation
HICRC has been awarded grants from the Bohnett Foundation to support the “Means Matter” campaign, a social marketing campaign aimed at educating members of the 50 statewide suicide prevention coalitions about the connection between firearms at home and increased risk of suicide. The campaign supplies coalitions with the tools to provide more specific information about reducing the availability of lethal means of suicide at home on their web sites, in their state planning documents, and in their media outreach work.