Coming next month in JACS and online now: Firearm legislation stringency and firearm-related fatalities among children in the United States

Sriraman Madhavan, MS; Jordan S. Taylor, MD; Julia M. Chandler, MD; Kristan L. Staudenmayer, MD, FACS; and Stephanie D. Chao, MD, FACS, report in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) their findings that strict gun legislation and child access prevention laws are associated with fewer pediatric firearm fatalities and firearm suicides, respectively, though no such association was identified with pediatric firearm homicides. While more studies are needed to determine causality, state-level legislation could play an important role in reducing pediatric firearm-related deaths.

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