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  • A man prays at a memorial at the scene of a mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York, May 19, 2022photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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    States Have Leading Role to Play in Preventing Mass Shootings

    Jun 13, 2022

    As the United States grapples with how to prevent mass shootings, state governments might be best positioned to take the lead on long-term, sustainable efforts that prevent targeted violence.

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    Informing the Gun Policy Debate

    Mar 2, 2018

    RAND's Gun Policy in America initiative provides information on what scientific research can tell us about the effects of gun laws. Our goal is to establish a shared set of facts that will improve public discussions and support the development of fair and effective gun policies.

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    Meagan Cahill

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in geography, The University of Arizona; BA in geography, Mary Washington College

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    Beth Ann Griffin

    Senior Statistician
    Education Ph.D. in biostatistics, Harvard University; S.M. in biostatistics, Harvard University; B.A. in mathematics, University of Pennsylvania

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    Kyleanne Hunter

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science & international relations, University of Denver; M.A. in international security studies, University of Denver; B.S. in foreign service, Georgetown University

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    Kurt Klein

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P., University of California, Los Angeles; B.S. in physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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    Andrew R. Morral

    Senior Behavioral Scientist, Director of the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
    Education Ph.D. in psychology, New School for Social Research

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    Samuel Peterson

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in criminal justice, University of Cincinnati

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    Jamie Ryan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.H. in health policy, Columbia University; B.S. in biopsychology, Tufts University

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    Sierra Smucker

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Duke University; M.Sc. in social policy research, London School of Economics

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    Sarah Zelazny

    Policy Analyst
    Education B.A. in sociology, Clarion University of Penn; M.P.H. in behavioral and community health sciences, University of Pittsburgh