Investigating the link between gun possession and gun assault.

  title={Investigating the link between gun possession and gun assault.},
  author={Charles Branas and Therese S. Richmond and Dennis P. Culhane and Thomas R. Ten Have and Douglas J. Wiebe},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={99 11},
OBJECTIVES We investigated the possible relationship between being shot in an assault and possession of a gun at the time. METHODS We enrolled 677 case participants that had been shot in an assault and 684 population-based control participants within Philadelphia, PA, from 2003 to 2006. We adjusted odds ratios for confounding variables. RESULTS After adjustment, individuals in possession of a gun were 4.46 (P < .05) times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not in possession… 
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