Tag: firearm safety

1. Extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws were shown to protect respondents and family members from harming themselves or others with firearms. 2. The information within the ERPOs had large variations amongst the county jurisdictions in the state of Washington. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Firearm-related injuries are a substantial...
1. Stricter state gun laws, as measured by a scorecard, were associated with decreased firearm-related mortality rate in children, after adjusting for sociodemographic factors and gun ownership. 2. States with laws requiring universal background checks for firearm purchases that had been in effect for ≥5 years had significantly lower rates...
1. Despite a decrease in overall firearm ownership among families with young children in the household between 1976 and 2016, handgun ownership and firearm-related mortality among 1- to 5-year-olds rose. 2. Proportion of families with a handgun in the home was positively and significantly associated with child mortality. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Millions of American children live in homes with firearms that are kept unlocked or loaded, or both, against American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations. 2. There seems to be no difference between firearm storage practices in houses with children with self-harm risk factors, and houses with children who have...
1. Nevada gun shows were linked to local, temporary increases in firearm-related injuries and deaths in California, but California gun shows were not. 2. Considering that some of the most restrictive firearms laws are in California and some of the least restrictive are in Nevada, study results suggest that the...
1. Restricting firearms in domestic abusers may decrease intimate partner homicide rates. 2. Laws that did not explicitly require offenders to relinquish firearms had no significant effect on reducing intimate partner homicide rates. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: In the United States, around 50% of intimate partner homicides (IPH) occur...
1. Pediatric suicide rates decreased significantly from 2002-2007 but increased significantly from 2008-2014; pediatric homicide rates exhibited the opposite trend. 2. Males had significantly higher rates of fatal and nonfatal firearm-related injuries, regardless of intent or age group, from 2012-2014. Study Rundown: Deaths resulting from firearms are the 3rd leading cause...
1. Researchers developed a 1-2 minute screening tool that uses a 10-point SaFETy score relating to risk factors that correspond with an increased risk of future firearm violence. 2. This tool shows potential for being incorporated as part of routine care at the emergency department (ED) to help identify high-risk...
1. One of 4 U.S. children has either directly experienced or witnessed violence involving a weapon. 2. Children who were victimized involving a weapon were more likely to experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, and aggression. Study Rundown: Youth violence and homicide are significant problems in the U.S. Previous research has...
1. In this study of hospitalizations in Washington State, patients with firearm-related injuries were more likely to experience subsequent firearm-related hospitalization and death. 2. Patients hospitalized for firearm-related reasons were also more likely to have firearm- or violence-related arrests. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Firearm-related injuries, primarily from assault, send...