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How the Rest of the World Approaches Gun Violence

Expert Phillip Alpers joins a special live edition of Deep Dish to discuss global solutions to the American epidemic of gun violence.
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About the Episode

In recent years, the United States has accounted for nearly three-quarters of the world’s mass shootings and 46 percent of all private gun ownership worldwide—more than 10 times its share of the global population. University of Sydney Professor Phillip Alpers joins a special live edition of Deep Dish to discuss how other nations have tried to prevent mass shootings and firearm homicides, how successful those attempts have been, and what the United States can learn from other countries’ approaches to gun violence. 

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Firearm Registration, Gun Owner Licensing and the Right to Possess Firearms - Global Comparisons, Philip Alpers,, July 16, 2022 

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About the Experts
Founding Director,, University of Sydney School of Public Health
Philip Alpers is an adjunct associate professor and founding director of, a global nonpartisan project at the University of Sydney School of Public Health which compares armed violence, gun legislation, and injury prevention worldwide.
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Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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