DATE: September 2017 (Vol. 117 – Issue 9)
AUTHOR(S): Sofer, Dalia
JOURNAL: American Journal of Nursing
FINDINGS: nearly 1,300 children die annually in the US from firearm injuries, and an additional 5,790 suffer nonfatal gunshot wounds. The leading causes of death from firearms are homicide (53%), suicide (38%), and unintentional incidents (6%). Boys are far more likely than girls to suffer fatal gunshot wounds, accounting in the study for 82% of deaths. The CDC’s 2016 funding for firearm research was $0. States are also showing interest, notably California, which last year gave $5 million to the University of California, Davis, to develop a firearm violence research center.