ERIC Number: ED378458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Unintentional Gun Deaths among Children. Firearm Facts.
Duker, Laurie, Ed.
Children are at risk of being killed or injured by a gun if their parents own a gun because many guns obtained for self-defense are kept loaded and within reach of children. This brief fact sheet presents statistical information relating to accidental deaths involving young people and firearms. Safety measures are suggested for preventing accidental shootings, such as keeping guns locked up and requiring trigger locks or loading indicators. Support is given for stricter gun control legislation affecting gun manufacturers. Includes one graph on unintentional firearm mortality rates by gender and age group. (RB)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adolescents, Children, Gun Control, Guns, Homicide, Laws, Safety, Violence
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Arlington, VA.; Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA.
Note: For related Firearm Facts sheets, see CG 025 656-664.