Gun law tied to more pediatric firearm assault injuries

01/20/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

States that implemented stand-your-ground laws reported substantially greater rates of pediatric firearm assault injuries, possibly indicating inadvertent effects of the law, a study showed. However, researchers found that child-access protection laws were not significantly linked to changes in either accidental injury or suicide. The study was presented at the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma meeting.

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