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December 15, 2004

Update on Firearm Use in G- and PG-Rated Movies

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(23):2833-2837. doi:10.1001/jama.292.23.2836-c

To the Editor: Previous studies suggest that children imitate behavior such as violence and tobacco use shown in media.16 Of popular G- and PG-rated movies released during 1995-1997, 40% depicted firearms.7 We examined movies released during 1998-2002 to determine whether the depiction of firearms in children’s movies has changed.

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