Self-inflicted accidental gunshot wounds
Chung, Yung A.
Publication: Legal Medicine
Topics: Accidents/Unintentional Education/Counseling Local Prevention Public Health
Keywords: medical examiner self-inflicted gun death toy gun unintentional gunshot wound
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The author examines toy gun designs that mirror current weapon designs, by reviewing all firearm deaths a Michigan county using medical examiner’s records from 1990 to 2000. He found an average of 500 cases of firearm deaths per year, and described seven of the most unusual self-inflicted accidental gunshot deaths.