Explore the latest in firearm science, including the epidemiology of firearm homicide and suicides and the politics of gun safety science.
In this Medical News article, emergency physician Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, discusses safety issues concerning people with dementia who own or live in a home with firearms.
This study evaluates the association of adding questions about gun storage in patient households in the electronic health record with documentation of gun storage in the context of mass shootings.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of developing national data systems for the study of firearm violence, and calls for investments in infrastructure and regulations to promote data availability and accessibility as an essential means to reduce the adverse public health effects of gun-related injury and mortality.
This study evaluates the epidemiologic patterns of firearm-related ocular injuries among children and adolescents in the United States, using multiyear demographic, hospitalization, and clinical data reported in the National Trauma Data Bank.
This cohort study compares the resource utilization, clinical outcomes, and severity of injuries from a firearm vs other penetrating mechanisms among children and adolescents in the United States.
This longitudinal cohort study investigates whether prior convictions for driving under the influence are associated with the risk of subsequent arrests for a violent crime among handgun purchasers in California aged 21 to 49 years at the time of purchase in 2001.
This cross-sectional study estimates suicide rates and trajectories in the United States, assesses associated county-level contextual factors, and explores variation across the rural-urban continuum.
This cross-sectional study examines firearm ownership and storage practices among US military personnel who have experienced thoughts of suicide.
This Special Communication summarizes the findings of the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium and identifies consensus-driven recommendations for pediatric-specific research agenda for prevention of firearm injuries.
This modeling study uses Monte Carlo simulation and US Census Data, National Firearms Survey, and Centers for Disease and Prevention Compressed Mortality Files to estimate the association of safe firearm storage with firearm suicide and unintentional firearm deaths among youths.
This case-control study uses data from the Soldier Health Outcomes Study conducted as part of the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) to evaluate whether increased accessibility to firearms is associated with an increased risk of suicide among US Army soldiers.
This Surgical Innovation describes a training program designed to provide blood control training and equip participants with trauma first aid kits to treat individuals experiencing gun violence.
This randomized clinical trial explores whether children’s exposure to a violent video game increases dangerous behavior around firearms.
In the wake of the suicides of 2 students who survived the 2018 Parkland, Florida, mass shooting, this Viewpoint reviews evidence about the long-term adverse psychological effects of mass shootings on survivors and their families and communities, and proposes that changes in mental health service delivery may be necessary, with the ultimate goal of promoting a sense of safety and of self- and community efficacy, connectedness, and hope over a sustained period for communities exposed to gun violence.
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