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May 23/30, 2001

Preventing Firearm Injuries

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

JAMA. 2001;285(20):2581. doi:10.1001/jama.285.20.2581

To the Editor: In his Editorial Dr Cole addresses the synergistic effects of various strategies to reduce firearm injury.1 He mentions that some evidence suggests that defensive gun use may deter violence and that laws permitting law-abiding citizens to legally carry guns may reduce the incidence of violent crime. There is considerable evidence, however, to support this suggestion.24

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