Kids and guns: ‘These are not isolated tragedies’ (2013)

TITLE: Kids and guns: ‘These are not isolated tragedies (2013)
SOURCE: CNN
AUTHOR: Jen Christensen
LINK: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/24/health/kids-guns-study/index.html

NOTES: Reports on JAMA article (in section 1), “Firearm Injuries of Children and Adolescents in 2 Colorado Trauma Centers: 2000-2008” by Drs. Sauaia, Miller, Moore, & Partrick. JAMA. 2013;309(16):1683-1685. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3354. (1) There is a morbid pattern of gun violence-related injuries for children; (2) gun violence happens to children on a routine basis (i.e. gun inquiries are not isolated tragedies).(3) Federal funding for gun research is rare & deliberate (Since ‘96, NRA-backed federal law has prohibited all DHHS agencies, including the CDC from using funds, “in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control.”

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