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2014-04-09 12:27:16

A Small Boy's Curiosity Ends in Tragedy NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- States United to Prevent Gun Violence, a national non-profit organization working to decrease gun death and injury, today released a new TV commercial and web video called "Monster in the Closet." The powerful, haunting spot is meant to raise awareness and elevate the importance of safe gun storage and prevention of child access to firearms. The dramatic, 90-second Public Service Announcement features...

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...

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...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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