Author Affiliation: Dr Cole is Contributing Editor, JAMA .
Recent research on the topic of firearm injury prevention1- 3
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
Cole TB. Complementary Strategies to Prevent Firearm Injury. JAMA. 2001;285(8):1071-1072. doi:10.1001/jama.285.8.1071