Reexamining the association between child access prevention gun laws and unintentional shooting deaths of children.

@article{Webster2000ReexaminingTA,
  title={Reexamining the association between child access prevention gun laws and unintentional shooting deaths of children.},
  author={Daniel W. Webster and Margaret J Starnes},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={106 6},
  pages={1466-9}
}
CONTEXT A previous study estimated that child access prevention (CAP) laws, which hold adults criminally liable for unsafe firearm storage in the environment of children, were associated with a 23% decline in unintentional firearm mortality rates among children. OBJECTIVE To reassess the effects of CAP laws and more fully examine the consistency of the estimated law effects across states. DESIGN A pooled time-series study of unintentional firearm mortality among children from 1979 through… CONTINUE READING
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