Firearm-related injuries affecting the pediatric population

M. J. Bull, P. Agran, D. Laraque, S. H. Pollack, G. A. Smith, H. R. Spivak, M. Tenenbein, S. B. Tully, R. A. Brenner, S. Bryn, C. Neverman, R. Stanwick, D. Tinsworth, W. P. Tully, R. R. Tanz, V. Garcia, M. L. Katcher, K. K. Christoffel

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Abstract

This statement reaffirms the 1992 position of the American Academy of Pediatrics that the absence of guns from children's homes and communities is the most reliable and effective measure to prevent firearm-related injuries in children and adolescents. A number of specific measures are supported to reduce the destructive effects of guns in the lives of children and adolescents, including the regulation of the manufacture, sale, purchase, ownership, and use of firearms; a ban on handguns and semiautomatic assault weapons; and expanded regulations of handguns for civilian use. In addition, this statement reviews recent data, trends, prevention, and intervention strategies of the past 5 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)888-895
Number of pages8
JournalPediatrics
Volume105
Issue number4 I
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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