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20 Feb, 2024

Media Mention: How will experts measure effectiveness of Mich.’s new safe storage laws?

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 […]

14 Feb, 2024

Media Mention: Michigan’s red flag law takes effect

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. […]

14 Feb, 2024

Podcast Series: Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence

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 […]

12 Feb, 2024

Media Mention: Michigan latest state to enforce new firearm laws meant to lessen injuries, deaths

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 […]

07 Feb, 2024

Media Mention: Parental Firearm Responsibility

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

24 Jan, 2024

Media Mention: Experts guide: U-M faculty weigh in on 2024 elections

University of Michigan faculty are available to offer insights on candidates and issues impacting the 2024 elections. The 2024 Elections Guide lists topics and issues in many areas, including politics, economics, immigration, public policy and law. View the full list of experts by topic

19 Jan, 2024

Media Mention: New York’s use of red-flag laws to seize guns has skyrocketed

So many guns were being seized by the New York State Police, several evidence custodians told a union official, that they were running out of space to store them. The guns were tagged and arranged neatly, lined up on shelves or in cabinets. “People were saying, ‘Where the heck are we going to put all […]

16 Dec, 2023

Media Mention: Cass mass shooting has eerie parallels to 2013 Manchester killings

A mass shooting Thursday in Cass County is reminiscent of a 2013 incident in Manchester where six people were found killed in their home. As of the first week in December, there have been more than 632 mass shootings in 2023, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines mass shooting as an incident in […]

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