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February 28, 2001

Complementary Strategies to Prevent Firearm Injury

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Dr Cole is Contributing Editor, JAMA .

JAMA. 2001;285(8):1071-1072. doi:10.1001/jama.285.8.1071

Recent research on the topic of firearm injury prevention13 has evaluated the effect of policies intended to limit access to firearms by individuals who are at increased risk of assaulting someone else. One assumption underlying this approach is that the severity of assault injuries may be decreased if available weapons are less lethal. Another assumption is that preventive strategies targeting persons at high risk may be feasible and effective.4

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