Pediatric firearm injury and mortality are matters of national concern. The pediatric firearm mortality rate has increased by approximately 30% over the past decade,1 largely due to increases in both firearm homicide and suicide. Currently, firearm injury is the second leading cause of death for American youths (age 1-19 years).1
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Ranney ML, Zeoli AM, Beidas R. Evidence-Based Solutions to Pediatric Firearm Deaths—The Need for Out-of-the-Box Answers. JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(5):411–412. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.6239
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