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Evidence-Based Solutions to Pediatric Firearm Deaths—The Need for Out-of-the-Box Answers

Evidence-Based Solutions to Pediatric Firearm Deaths—The Need for Out-of-the-Box Answers Editorial Opinion Evidence-Based Solutions to Pediatric Firearm Deaths— The Need for Out-of-the-Box Answers Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH; April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH; Rinad Beidas, PhD Pediatric firearm injury and mortality are matters of national The study’s results suggest that CAP laws that provide concern. The pediatric firearm mortality rate has increased by criminal liability based on negligent storage of a gun, particu- approximately 30% over the past decade, largely due to in- larly those that stipulate the most stringent definition of neg- creases in both firearm homicide and suicide. Currently, fire- ligent storage (ie, whether a child could gain unauthorized ac- arm injury is the second leading cause of death for American cess to a gun), are associated with the greatest reductions in youths (age 1-19 years). pediatric firearm mortality. While the level of disaggregation of CAP law types varies between studies, these findings are con- Most pediatric firearm injuries and deaths occur with fire- 2,3 5,7-9 arms obtained from the home. Safer firearm storage prac- sistent with those of similarly designed studies, adding to tices may decrease pediatric firearm injury or mortality by de- the mounting evidence that suggests that these laws may be creasing unauthorized access http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Evidence-Based Solutions to Pediatric Firearm Deaths—The Need for Out-of-the-Box Answers

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 174 (5) – May 2, 2020

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.6239
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Abstract

Editorial Opinion Evidence-Based Solutions to Pediatric Firearm Deaths— The Need for Out-of-the-Box Answers Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH; April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH; Rinad Beidas, PhD Pediatric firearm injury and mortality are matters of national The study’s results suggest that CAP laws that provide concern. The pediatric firearm mortality rate has increased by criminal liability based on negligent storage of a gun, particu- approximately 30% over the past decade, largely due to in- larly those that stipulate the most stringent definition of neg- creases in both firearm homicide and suicide. Currently, fire- ligent storage (ie, whether a child could gain unauthorized ac- arm injury is the second leading cause of death for American cess to a gun), are associated with the greatest reductions in youths (age 1-19 years). pediatric firearm mortality. While the level of disaggregation of CAP law types varies between studies, these findings are con- Most pediatric firearm injuries and deaths occur with fire- 2,3 5,7-9 arms obtained from the home. Safer firearm storage prac- sistent with those of similarly designed studies, adding to tices may decrease pediatric firearm injury or mortality by de- the mounting evidence that suggests that these laws may be creasing unauthorized access

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 2, 2020

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