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Background Checks for all Gun Buyers and Gun Violence Restraining Orders: State Efforts to Keep Guns from High-Risk Persons

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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1 blog
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9 tweeters
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Title
Background Checks for all Gun Buyers and Gun Violence Restraining Orders: State Efforts to Keep Guns from High-Risk Persons
Published in
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
DOI 10.1177/1073110517703344
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jon S. Vernick, Ted Alcorn, Joshua Horwitz

Abstract

There were more than 36,000 firearm-related deaths in the U.S. in 2015. Under federal law, a background check is required only for gun purchases from licensed dealers. Research suggests that some persons prohibited from owning a gun turn to private sellers, including those identified online, to attempt to obtain a firearm. State-level approaches to make it more difficult for high-risk persons to purchase or possess firearms include universal background check (UBC) and gun violence restraining order (GVRO) laws. UBC laws, on the books in 18 states as of the end of 2016, can reduce both homicide and suicide rates. After Colorado adopted a UBC law in 2013, the number of background checks conducted by private sellers for sales occurring at places other than gun shows steadily increased. GVRO laws give law enforcement and families the authority to petition a court to temporarily remove firearms from an individual who presents a danger to himself or others during times of crisis, regardless of whether that person has been diagnosed with a mental illness. California enacted a GVRO law in 2014. Data are emerging to suggest the effectiveness of GVRO-type laws at averting suicides and providing an entryway to services.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 26%
Student > Bachelor 8 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 6 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 8 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 15%
Psychology 4 12%
Unknown 12 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 November 2019.
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#891,748
of 16,275,174 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#59
of 955 outputs
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#24,473
of 269,069 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#1
of 8 outputs
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