Safe storage of guns could prevent up to a third of gun suicides and accidental child deaths

Safe storage of guns could prevent up to a third of gun suicides and accidental child deaths

CNN (5/13, Scutti) reports, “Most [U.S.] households with children do not safely store firearms in the way the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: locked up and unloaded.” Research suggests that “if parents simply locked up all their guns, then up to a third of gun suicides and accidental deaths among children and teens could be avoided.” The findings were published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

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