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Expanding Research

FSF funds a portfolio of research projects seeking to answer the question: What works to prevent gun violence?

Philanthropic support for research is critical because of limits on federal funding for gun violence prevention research. FSF-funded research projects have demonstrated the effectiveness of state firearm removal policies; quantified the relationship between substance abuse and firearm violence; and developed new and important insights about the characteristics of illegal gun markets.


  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of gun violence prevention policies.
  • Quantify the risk and protective factors for firearm violence.
  • Provide insights about the characteristics of gun-related injuries and deaths.
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