Missing the target: a comparison of buyback and fatality related guns.

  title={Missing the target: a comparison of buyback and fatality related guns.},
  author={Evelyn M. Kuhn and Chun Lai Nie and Megan O'brien and Richard L Withers and Garen J. Wintemute and Stephen W. Hargarten},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  volume={8 2},
OBJECTIVES To determine whether the firearms recovered in buyback programs in a large urban community are the types most closely associated with firearm fatalities in the same geographic area. METHODS The type, caliber, and manufacturer of 941 handguns recovered in Milwaukee County 1994-96 buyback programs were compared with 369 homicide related and 125 suicide related handguns used in Milwaukee during 1994-97. RESULTS Buyback handguns differed substantially from those used in homicide and… CONTINUE READING
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