Strict Firearm Legislation Is Associated with Lower Firearm-Related Fatalities among Children and Teens in the US

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Strict Firearm Legislation Is Associated with Lower Firearm-Related Fatalities among Children and Teens in the US

Category: Homicide, Suicide, Unintentional, Youth|Journal: Journal of the American College of Surgeons (full text)|Author: S Chao, S Madhavan|Year: 2018

Firearm-related injuries are the second leading cause of pediatric death in the US. We sought to evaluate the effectiveness of state child-access prevention (CAP) laws and gun regulations on pediatric firearm mortality (PFM). We hypothesized that states with more stringent firearm legislation had lower PFM.

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