volume 4, issue 2, P164-164 1998
DOI: 10.1136/ip.4.2.164
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Abstract: Is safe storage of firearms possible? Safe storage of guns is something of a contradiction in terms, given the evidence that their mere presence in a home increases the risk of being used for suicide by a family member (JAMA 1991;266:2989-95). This study of all US states, including 12 which had firearms storage laws during at least one year of the 16 year study period, sought to determine whether legal requirements for storage were associated with reduced firearms mortality among children younger than 15 years…

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