Prevention Book


Gun Safety

Aka: Gun Safety, Firearm Safety
  1. Epidemiology: Firearm related injury in United States
    1. Deaths per year under age 20: 6,000
    2. Severe injury per year under age 20: 24,000
  2. Community-Based Gun Safety Program
    1. North Carolina study
      1. Firearm Safety counseling
      2. Gun lock distribution and instruction on use
    2. Efficacy
      1. Increased gun lock use from 0 to 72%
      2. Decreased unlocked and loaded gun rate from 18 to 7%
    3. Reference
      1. Coyne-Beasley (2001) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:659 [PubMed]

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