Tag: firearms

1. Firearm use and related crime rates, deaths and injuries have increased disproportionately in the United States compared to other high-income countries over the last decade. 2. Firearm related violence is associated with significant financial, psychosocial and physical harm to communities. 3. Individual and community-level preventative efforts around firearm-related violence and...
1. Suicide attempts in males, persons older than 65 years, and persons in rural areas were most likely to result in death. 2. The most common method of suicidal attempt involved drug poisoning, but the most lethal involved firearms, drowning, and hanging. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Suicide was the...
1. In a cross-sectional study examining a national injury surveillance system, the annual rate of nonpowder firearm injuries to children decreased by ~50% per year from 1990 to 2016. 2. The decrease in firearm injury rate was consistent across age groups, sexes, and injury types, but the rate of eye...
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. 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. Patients with unintentional or assault-related firearm injuries had a higher incidence of violence-related arrest.  2. Some firearm injuries classified as accidental may suggest involvement in the cycle of violence. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The majority of hospitalized nonfatal firearm injuries are due to intentional and interpersonal violence (assault)....