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2014-09-12 12:23:57

I-594, Background Check Initiative, Would Protect Law Enforcement by Preventing Convicted Felons and Other Prohibited Purchasers from Getting Guns; Research Shows Background Checks Save Officers' Lives SEATTLE, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Officers Down," a new analysis of FBI data released today by Everytown for Gun Safety, reveals that nearly two-thirds of Washington State police shot to death in a 30-year span were murdered by people who had been barred from...

2014-09-12 12:23:46

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Eastern States Exposition, Connecticut State Police and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will work cooperatively to encourage firearm owners to securely store their firearms when not in use to help prevent accidents, misuse and theft. Through NSSF's Project ChildSafe program, state police will distribute free gun locks, safety literature and child safety pledges, while supplies last. "Our goal is...

2014-06-19 12:26:09

1.4 Million American Households Have Unlocked Firearms that Could Fall into the Wrong Hands WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching today, the Safe Firearms Storage campaign encourages firearms owners to make safe firearms storage a priority. According to a study by the RAND Corporation using statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.4 million homes have firearms stored in a way that makes them accessible to the wrong hands -...

2014-01-27 13:34:45

About 20 children per day in the United States are injured by firearms seriously enough to require hospitalization, and more than 6% of these children die from their injuries, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues published in the Jan. 27 online issue of Pediatrics. John Leventhal, M.D., and his team studied children and adolescents younger than age 20 at the time of admission to the hospital in 2009. In that year, in the United States, 7,391...

Quarter Of Assault Victims Carry Own Firearm
2013-07-08 12:54:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that nearly one in four youth who came to the emergency room at a hospital for assault-related injuries carried a firearm. University of Michigan Injury Center researchers found that 23 percent of patients who visited an ER in Flint, Michigan for assault-related injuries reported that they owned or carried a gun in the last six months, 80 percent of which were obtained illegally. The team also said that 22 percent...

2013-06-27 23:38:17

According to the CDC, over 21,000 people are seen in hospitals yearly for BB wounds, of those 80 percent are less than 18 years of age. In the last year, Dayton Children's Hospital has seen 13 children with BB gun injuries and want to provide tips to parents on how to keep kids safe. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 “You’ll shoot your eye out” is a phrase most people laugh at because the popular movie A Christmas Story made the use of BB guns out to be a non-serious issue. In...


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