II. Epidemiology: Firearm related injury in United States

  1. Deaths per year under age 20: 6,000
  2. Severe injury per year under age 20: 24,000

III. Community-Based Gun Safety Program

  1. North Carolina study
    1. Firearm Safety counseling
    2. Gun lock distribution and instruction on use
  2. Efficacy
    1. Increased gun lock use from 0 to 72%
    2. Decreased unlocked and loaded gun rate from 18 to 7%
  3. Reference
    1. Coyne-Beasley (2001) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:659 [PubMed]

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