Current Issues| Volume 61, ISSUE 3, P455-460, September 2021

Firearm Extreme Risk Protection Order Laws and Preemption: New Developments and Outstanding Issues, 50 States, 2020

      Firearm violence is a significant public health problem in the U.S. In 2020, there were 610 mass shootings, the highest recorded number according to the Gun Violence Archive, which includes all shootings with ≥4 victims

      Gun violence archive. Accessed March 22, 2021.

      (other estimates more conservatively record shooting deaths and exclude certain types). More women are killed by guns in the U.S. than in all other high-income countries, with almost half killed by domestic partners. Previous research found that before an attempted suicide or homicide, there are warning signs that the shooter intends to act.

      Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Extreme risk protection orders. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Accessed March 22, 2021.

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