Inj Prev 8:345 doi:10.1136/ip.8.4.345
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Studying homicide in the home and how guns are kept

  1. D J Wiebe,
  2. S B Sorenson
  1. Violence Prevention Research Group, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, 650 C E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095–1772, USA;

      Having a gun in the home appears to increase the risk of homicide victimization1 and perpetration.2 Some strategies to prevent gunshot deaths focus on firearm design and distribution practices. But what about the approximately 200 000 000 guns that are privately owned in the United States already?3 Is the risk of homicide in the home associated with how guns are kept?

      Survey data published by the …

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