Firearm ownership and storage patterns among families with children who receive well-child care in pediatric offices
DuRant, R. H.
Craig, J. A.
Weiley, V. A.
Ip, E. H.
Wasserman, R. C.
Topics: Age Group Ownership Storage
Keywords: Adolescent Behavior Child
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The authors surveyed 3745 parents of children aged 2 to 11 years who went to pediatric offices for well-child examinations in 45 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. They found that 23% of families reported firearm ownership. Of those who reported making firearm storage decisions, only one third of them reported storing firearms safely. Families who had children aged 2 to 5 and owned long guns were more likely to store their guns safely than families with older children.
DuRant, R. H., Barkin, S., Craig, J. A., Weiley, V. A., Ip, E. H., & Wasserman, R. C. (2007). Firearm ownership and storage patterns among families with children who receive well-child care in pediatric offices. Pediatr
DuRant, R. H., et al. "Firearm Ownership and Storage Patterns among Families with Children Who Receive Well-Child Care in Pediatric Offices." Pediatrics 119.6 (2007): e1271-9.