Tag: gun safety

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. The American College of Physicians (ACP) revises and expands on current policy recommendations regarding gun-related injuries and deaths. 2. The evidence for policy changes stemmed from a thorough literature review and discussions with experts in this field. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The United States has some of the...
1. In this study, only a few adults correctly identified the most frequent cause of firearm-related violent deaths. 2. A higher number of firearm-related suicides than homicides occurred in every U.S. state from 2014 to 2015. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Media coverage and personal experience can vastly affect public...
1. Strong state firearm laws were associated with lower firearm suicide and homicide rates and overall suicide rates regardless of surrounding state laws. 2. States with weak firearm laws only had lower rates of firearm homicide if they were surrounded by states with strong laws. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown:...
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...