Household Gun Ownership Linked to Child Gun Shot Injuries and Deaths


According to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers discovered a link between the percentage of homes with guns and the prevalence of child gunshot injuries.

The study found that children are admitted to the hospital for the treatment of injuries sustained from guns each year. It also found a connection between the percentage of gunshot wound occurrences at home and the percentage of households containing any firearms, loaded firearms and unlocked loaded firearms.


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