Sending Office: Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi
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 April 17th, 10 AM

421 Cannon House Office Building


Dear Colleague,

I invite you to join me for a briefing on the impact of waiting periods in reducing gun violence.

In October 2017, a Harvard Business School study found that mandatory waiting periods between the sale of a gun and its delivery could save hundreds of lives. According to the study, states with mandatory waiting periods – regardless of the length of time
– had an average of 17% fewer murders and 10% fewer suicides. In 2014 alone, researchers estimated that roughly 750 gun homicides were avoided in states with waiting period laws, and that an additional 910 lives could be saved annually if all 50 states and
Washington D.C. had mandatory waiting periods.

This briefing will bring researchers from Harvard Business School who carried out the study to discuss their findings. The researchers will also recommend ways that Congress and state governments can use these findings to reduce gun violence.

Opening Remarks

Rep Raja Krishnamoorthi

Jennifer Goedke, Office of Rep. Mike Thompson 


Professor Deepak Malhotra, Harvard Business School


This briefing will be open to members of Congress, congressional staff, the interested public and the media. For any questions or to RSVP, please contact Midushi Pandey with Congressman Krishnamoorthi at Refreshments will be provided.



Raja Krishnamoorthi

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