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Medical News & Perspectives
August 5, 1998

Good News on Guns—but Not for Everyone

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JAMA. 1998;280(5):403-404. doi:10.1001/jama.280.5.403

THE ANNUAL NUMBER of firearm-related deaths and injuries fell between 1993 and 1995, according to the latest research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the news is good, public health advocates warn that the numbers are still too high, and finding the reasons for the decline and installing measures to permanently decrease the violence will be difficult.

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