University of Michigan researchers in disciplines ranging from the social sciences and the arts to engineering and public health are working together to formulate and answer critical questions about firearm injury prevention. Our teams’ collaborative efforts have placed U-M at the forefront of firearm injury prevention research.
The new storage law, which went into effect Feb. 13, is part of several new legal strategies being used in Michigan to help stem gun violence as firearm-related injuries have become the leading cause of death for children and adolescents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, concrete […]
Media Mention: Michigan’s new ‘red flag’ gun law now effect, as of Feb. 13 — Here’s a look at how it works
Starting today in Michigan, if a person is found to be at risk of harm to themselves or others with a gun, the state’s new so-called ‘red flag’ law can temporarily take away their firearms. WWJ‘s Ryan Wrecker spoke with Dr. April Zeoli, Policy Director for the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention at University of Michigan, about […]
Michigan joined 20 other states, plus the District of Columbia, to enact an Extreme Protection Order law, this week. It’s also known as a red flag law. If a person is found to be at risk of harm to themselves or others with a gun, a red flag law can help disarm that person. Dr. […]
Higher homicide rates in Central America, Caribbean coincide with increase in US firearm manufacturing
When the United States manufactures and imports more firearms, firearm homicide rates in Central American and Caribbean countries also increase, a study led by University of Michigan researchers found. The link between increased availability of firearms and deadly violence in other parts of the world highlights the potential international repercussions of greater firearm availability from […]
In this podcast interview series, presented by the National Center for School Safety, experts will discuss topics such as youth suicide prevention, anonymous reporting systems, and community engagement. Listeners will gain a broad understanding of the intersection of school safety strategies and firearm-related injury. Click here to learn more. Stay tuned for each episode’s release […]
The siren system, new security cameras, classroom door locks and a centralized security operations center are among the systems MSU has upgraded or installed since the shooting unfolded on Feb. 13, 2023, killing three students and wounding five others in Berkey Hall and the student union. The university has about 51,000 students and 12,000 staffers. […]
Media Mention: Courts expect ‘learning curve,’ cops have misgivings as new gun laws take effect in Mich.
Three laws meant to keep guns from minors and those considered a risk to themselves or others will take effect in Michigan Tuesday, but their actual implementation is expected to take time as police, prosecutors and the courts become familiar with the new rules. The three laws, including the so-called red flag law that allows […]
Michigan’s new gun laws take effect Feb. 13, ushering in opportunities to prevent injuries and deaths. In this video, University of Michigan researcher April Zeoli of the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention explains the implementation of the new laws and their effects on suicide, homicide, and gun violence against children, law enforcement officers and intimate partners. The […]
Engineering students needed for a Design Jam as part of a research study about the disposal of unwanted firearms
Friday, February 16th from 1:00pm – 7:00pm U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention is recruiting individuals to participate in a research study (HUM00237590) about the availability and convenience of resources to dispose of unwanted firearms. This study will assist in the development of firearm disposal prototypes that can be installed and secured in public places. […]
Dr. April Zeoli speaks with NPR about what the research shows regarding child access prevention (CAP) laws Dr. Marc Zimmerman speaks with Detroit News about the importance of reporting when someone is in crisis and has access to a firearm
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