Gun Storage Practices and Risk of Youth Suicide and Unintentional Firearm Injuries
Grossman, David C.
Mueller, Beth A.
Dowd, M. Denise
Publication: JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: Accidents/Unintentional Age Group Storage Suicide
Keywords: ACCIDENTS -- Prevention CHILDREN -- Mortality Ownership SUICIDAL behavior U.S. states
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Data from incidents in which a child or adolescent younger than 20 years gained access to a firearm and shot himself/herself intentionally or unintentionally or shot another individual unintentionally (cases) and were compared to data from households with at least 1 firearm and children living or visiting the home (controls). Guns from case households were less likely to be stored unloaded, less likely to be stored locked, less likely to be stored separately from ammunition, or to have ammunition that was locked than were control guns.
Grossman, D. C., Mueller, B. A., Riedy, C., Dowd, M. D., Villaveces, A., Prodzinski, J., et al. (2005). Gun Storage Practices and Risk of Youth Suicide and Unintentional Firearm Injuries. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 293(6), 707-714.
Grossman, David C., et al. "Gun Storage Practices and Risk of Youth Suicide and Unintentional Firearm Injuries." JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 293.6 (2005): 707-14.