Tag: gun violence

1. Racial disparities for firearm homicides between black and white males are highest in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Pennsylvania, with higher rates for black males. 2. White males have a greater risk than black males for firearm suicides, especially in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nevada, and New Mexico. Evidence Rating Level:...
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...
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. After the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut (2012) and San Bernardino, California (2015), there were spikes in handgun acquisitions in the following 6 weeks, but the increases were brief and comprised <10% of yearly handgun acquisitions in the state. 2. Additional research is needed to assess if repeated spikes...
1. Exposure to violence was significantly associated with gun carrying in participants. 2. Odds of gun carrying increased with each additional report of exposure to violence. Evidence Rating Level: Excellent (1) Study Rundown: Gun violence among youth is one of the critical public health concerns in the United States. Firearm-associated homicide and...
1. A national survey found that 22% of U.S. gun owners reported purchasing a firearm in the last two years without a background check, which suggests that millions of U.S. adults are able to purchase a firearm without a background check. 2. The percentage of U.S. gun owners reporting purchasing...
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...