Center for Violence Prevention Research

The Big Question: How Can We Stop Mass Shootings?

November 15, 2019
News of mass shootings and participating in active shooter trainings in schools, workplaces and public venues have become part of everyday American life. But, rather than getting used to mass shootings, what can we do to stop them?

BOOK PROJECT: Gun Violence and Its Victims

September 24, 2019
Garen Wintemute, champion for the Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea, will speak at "Firearm Violence: The Science of What Clinicians Can Do" on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1222 Education Building, Sacramento Campus.

A Background Check Loophole Let the Odessa Shooter Get a Weapon

September 04, 2019
According to Dr. Garen Wintemute, champion of the Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea, closing the private sales loophole would make it more difficult for criminals to avoid creating a paper trail or for a prohibit a banned person from buying a firearm. 

UC Davis Researchers: Protection Orders May Prevent Mass Shootings

August 20, 2019
“Over and over again, from the records, what we saw is that law enforcement was able to intervene and remove firearms because they got a tip,” UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program director and Center for Violence Prevention Research champion Dr. Garen Wintemute said.

Study: California’s ‘Red Flag’ Law May Have Helped Reduce Mass Shootings

August 20, 2019
University of California-Davis medical school researchers published a study examining 21 cases in which gun violence restraining orders were obtained through the courts because of potential mass shooting threats. Lead author was Garen Wintemute, champion of the Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea.