Resources & Reading

On this page:
Library Guide
Local and Regional Organizations Focused on Reducing Gun Violence
National Organizations Focused on Gun Violence Prevention
Volunteering and Voting
Further Reading
Journal and Print Media Articles

Library Guide

Provided by the Becker Medical Library and the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, this guide will point to resources to raise awareness focusing on the issues surrounding gun violence as a public health issues in our nation.

Local and Regional Organizations Focused on Reducing Gun Violence

National Organizations Focused on Gun Violence Prevention

  • Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence | Develops and implements extensive public health and safety programs and utilizes the courts to reduce gun violence.
  • Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) | Utilizes a public health, or prevention, approach to violence.
  • Gun Violence Archive | An online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 1,200 media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence.
  • Everytown for Gun Safety | Seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and the means to reduce it – by conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, and communicating this knowledge to the American public.
  • The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence | Maintains the most comprehensive information on U.S. firearms regulation anywhere, including in-depth summaries of federal and state firearm laws and nationwide policies.

Volunteering and Voting

Further Reading

  • The Trace | An online compendium of gun violence related news.
  • Gun Violence Prevention from APHA | Articles, fact sheets, data sources, and other useful information about gun violence from the American Public Health Association.
  • Be SMART Campaign | Handouts, resources, and tools to promote this campaign created to reduce unintentional child shootings.

Journal and Print Media Articles