Firearm Availability & Homicide (2004)

TITLE: Firearm availability & homicide: A review of the literature (2004)
SOURCE: Aggression and Violent Behavior, 9(4), pp. 417-440.
AUTHOR(S): Lisa M. Hepburn ; David Hemenway

FINDINGS: (1) Where there are more guns there is more homicide; (2) males commit approximately 90% of all homicides & representing 75% of the victims; (3) households with firearms are at higher risk for homicide, particularly firearm homicide.

Common Sense About Kids and Guns (1997-2002)

TITLE: Common Sense About Kids & Guns (1997-2002)

FINDINGS: (1) 4 children died every day in non-homicide firearm incidents (2) 40% of American households with children have guns (3) 36% of teenagers (12-19) say they could obtain a handgun if they wanted to, including 47% of high school students (60% of boys) said they could obtain a gun if they wanted to, (4) etc, etc (there’s more!)

NOTES: Compilation of lots of 1997-2002 source data, most from the CDC.