The American Public Health Association has opened up public access to all of their research papers and analytic essays on public health and firearms.  

Research is available now available to everybody (including non-members) regarding the effect of state legislation on firearm homicide, interventions to improve safe firearm storage, employer firearm policies and workplace homicide, public opinion on carry laws.

Also included is research on role firearms play in establishing homicide as a leading cause of death for pregnant and postpartum women, the urban-rural differences in firearm suicides, how law enforcement and firearm retailers can serve as partners in suicide prevention, loaded handgun carrying, the financial cost of firearm injury, among other subjects.

Perhaps our elected officials will examine the public health evidence and consider some evidence-based interventions in state law to curb the increasingly devastating impact of firearm violence.