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01 Jul, 2024

Media Mention: State budget supports U-M’s education, economic development efforts

The Michigan Legislature passed a 2024-25 general fund and education omnibus budget June 27, allocating a modest increase for the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus’ operations and significant investments in the university’s economic development and innovation efforts, as well as firearm injury prevention and safety. The spending plan now goes to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer […]

28 Jun, 2024

Media Mention: How to store guns safely to prevent unintentional shootings

A person is killed or injured almost every day in the U.S. because a child has unintentionally fired a gun, according to reports from 2015 to 2022 compiled by Everytown, an advocacy group for firearm safety. These incidents are almost entirely preventable if firearms are stored safely and securely — which means unloaded and locked up, with ammunition […]

25 Jun, 2024

Surgeon general declares firearm violence a public health crisis: U-M experts available

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has declared firearm violence a public health crisis, saying it’s time to deploy approaches similar to lifesaving anti-smoking and traffic safety campaigns to decrease deaths and injuries caused by guns. Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, School of Public Health and Michigan Medicine have endorsed this […]

20 Jun, 2024

Supreme Court to decide if domestic abusers can own guns

EXPERT ADVISORY The University of Michigan’s April Zeoli, one of the nation’s leading researchers on firearms and domestic violence, can discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s impending decision on United States v. Rahimi, a ruling that will either nullify or preserve laws that allow courts to grant restraining orders that prevent domestic abusers from possessing a firearm. […]

18 Jun, 2024

Media Mention: Southfield congregants take saws to guns in new buyback program

St. David’s Episcopal Church announced its plan to partner with law enforcement and the anti-gun organization End Gun Violence Michigan to launch a series of six gun buyback events in churches around the state. The Institute will also participate in the events. Learn more via The Detroit News Additional media mentions Detroit Free Press Episcopal […]

18 Jun, 2024

Media Mention: Tip Lines Can Lower Violence Exposure in Schools

The most visible school security measures — police officers, cameras, metal detectors — have dominated research and public debate on school safety for decades. School administrators looking for the best ways to protect students and reassure families now have evidence for another, less visible tool: anonymous reporting systems. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded […]

17 Jun, 2024

What parents in Michigan – and everywhere – should know about secure gun storage after the Crumbley convictions

Drs. April Zeoli and Justin Heinze join Dr. Frank E. Vandervort in this editorial, published in The Conversation, that speaks about the evidence base behind safe storage policies and other firearm injury prevention strategies that adults can utilize to reduce firearm-related harms among youth. Additional media mentions Yahoo! News New Haven Register SFGate goskagit.com Houston […]

13 Jun, 2024

Media Mention: Sufficiently Analogous Episode Two: U.S. v Rahimi and the future of Domestic Violence Protective Order Firearm Prohibitions

The Center’s director of law and policy, Kelly Roskam, JD, and law and policy advisor, Tim Carey, JD discuss U.S. v Rahimi. The upcoming decision from the Supreme Court could decide if those subject to domestic violence protective orders can possess firearms, as well as clarify how courts are supposed to handle Second Amendment cases in a […]

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