Kids and Guns

A recent article in the New York Times captures several elusive aspects of gun violence prevention efforts and the “gun culture” that exists in some places in the United States. The article, Titled “Children and Guns: the Hidden Toll” focuses on the most tragic of unintentional gun related fatalities; those that involve children shooting themselves […]

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Urgent request from California re firearm legislation

Garen Wintemute, former member of our Editorial Board and Director of the Violence Prevention Research at UC Davis, sent this urgent request regarding pending legislation in California: I write with good news and a request. The California legislature has just passed  a large number of firearm policy measures and sent them to Governor Brown for consideration. […]

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Valuable resource

Herb Linn, who I believe is Assistant Director for Outreach at West Virginia University Injury Control Research Ctr, has begun posting bi-weekly Injury Prevention Research, Practice & Policy News on the INJURY_PREV_NEWS@listserv.wvu.edu.  I assume any readers of this blog can arrange to receive these (and other) valuable items on this listserve.  I cannot reproduce an example of what […]

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$12 million from Bloomberg to support gun control

Efforts to advance gun control legislation in the United States are stalling. Even in the state of Connecticut, where the Newtown shootings took place, legislative efforts to address gun related violence haven’t gone anywhere. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/nyregion/connecticut-still-working-on-gun-law-frustrating-some.html?src=xps It is amazing to see how the political will to address the issue of gun violence has lost energy so […]

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