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PCJ Senior Research Fellow, Anthony A. Braga(pictured at right)presented the topic of Making Gun Laws Enforceableat Day 1 of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis(January 14-15, 2013).
His presentation is entitled Enforcing federal laws against firearms traffickers: Raising operational effectiveness by lowering enforcement obstacles.
The Summit's January 14 afternoon program begins with a focus on the topic Keeping Guns from High-Risk Individuals, and continues with Making Gun Laws Enforceable. Speakers include Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH; Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH; Jon Vernick, JD, MPH; Anthony Braga, PhD; and Pete Gagliardi.
Dr. Braga’s recommendations were published in an a compliation from this Summit, entitled, Reducing Gun Violence in America - Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. Both electronic and paperback versions of this book have been released by Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP).
This compilation of research, analysis, and recommendations were presented by international experts on gun policy at the two-day event held January 14-15 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, a month after a gunman murdered 26 adults and children at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn. The summit was conceived a week after Sandy Hook. Mayor Bloomberg presented opening remarks at the summit.