Kiesha Fraser Doh, Claudia R. Morris, Tasneem Akbar, Sofia Chaudhary, Sarah G. Lazarus, Janet Figueroa, Maneesha Agarwal, Harold K. Simon
Abstract: Locked-up and unloaded firearm storage is a tenet of injury prevention campaigns to decrease children’s access to firearms. This study cohort describes the reported presence of, storage mechanisms for, and children’s perceived access to firearms. Parent-child dyads (n = 297) were recruited from pediatric emergency departments in Atlanta, GA. Gun owners were 25% of cohort; 53% reported storing some firearms insecurely. Gun owners were more likely to believe their child could access a firearm versus non–gun own…
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