Gun Acquisition and Use by Juvenile Offenders

Objective To learn how, when, where, and why juvenile offenders acquire guns. Design Following acquisition of informed consent, we conducted semistructured interviews between June and November 1995 with a convenience sample of 63 juvenile offenders aged 13 through 18...

Seeing Is Believing: What Do Boys Do When They Find a Real Gun?

Objectives To determine how boys behave when they find a handgun in a presumably safe environment and to compare parental expectations of their child’s interest in real guns with this observed behavior.   Methods A convenience sample of 8- to 12-year-old...

Injuries due to firearms in three cities

Injuries due to firearms are a major health problem in the United States. Although several studies have documented the impact of firearm-related deaths, little is known about the epidemiologic characteristics of nonfatal gunshot wounds. Hospital records have been used...