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2014-01-02 16:20:08

Reports show significant increases in the number of California handgun licensees since it began carry license reform efforts, 'Sunshine and Compliance Initiative' ROSEVILLE, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing Carry License Sunshine and Compliance Initiative, California-based gun rights group The Calguns Foundation (CGF) has published two new reports on handgun carry licenses in the state, which can be viewed or downloaded for free at www.calgunsfoundation.org/carry....

2013-10-28 11:56:27

Reducing the number of household firearms, especially handguns, may reduce childhood gunshot injuries There are approximately 7,500 child hospitalizations and 500 in-hospital deaths each year due to injuries sustained from guns. In an abstract presented Oct. 27 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers also identified a link between the percentage of homes with guns and the prevalence of child gunshot injuries. In "United...

2013-09-24 10:25:48

A scientific survey of gun dealers and pawnbrokers in 43 U.S. states has found nearly unanimous support for denying gun purchases based on prior convictions and for serious mental illness with a history of violence or alcohol or drug abuse – conditions that might have prevented Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis from legally purchasing a firearm. The research, conducted by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, is to be published in the Journal of Urban Health. It was...

2013-09-18 15:24:59

Countries with lower gun ownership are safer than those with higher gun ownership, reports The American Journal of Medicine A new study reports that countries with lower gun ownership are safer than those with higher gun ownership, debunking the widely quoted hypothesis that guns make a nation safer. Researchers evaluated the possible associations between gun ownership rates, mental illness, and the risk of firearm-related death by studying the data for 27 developed countries. Their...


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