The life cycle of crime guns: a description based on guns recovered from young people in California.

@article{Wintemute2004TheLC,
  title={The life cycle of crime guns: a description based on guns recovered from young people in California.},
  author={Garen J. Wintemute and M V Patricia Romero and Mona A. Wright and Kevin M Grassel},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={733-42}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We describe the life cycle of crime guns recovered from young people-the movement of those guns from manufacture to criminal use-and identify associations between the characteristics of those guns and their possessors, purchasers, sellers, and places of origin. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study of data from gun ownership tracing records compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for 2,121 crime guns recovered in California from persons younger… CONTINUE READING

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