The probability that no mass shootings have occurred in the 22 years since the ban went into effect is due to chance is one in 200,000, according to a statistical analysis published online March 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In the 260 months since the enactment of the gun control legislation, no mass shootings have occurred in Australia. In the 18 years (210 months) prior to and including the Port Arthur massacre, 13 mass shootings (defined as killing five or more people, excluding the shooter) occurred. Click here for the study.
Study: Strict gun laws tied to lower child-gun mortality
States with stricter firearm laws have lower rates of firearm-related deaths in children, according to cross-sectional analyses presented May 5 during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018 annual meeting. According to the research, median mortality rates were lower among the 12 states requiring universal background checks for firearm purchase at 3.8 per 100,000 children compared with 5.7 per 100,000 children in states that did not require background checks. Similarly, the five states with this requirement had a lower median mortality rate, 2.3 per 100,000 children, when compared with states that did not require background checks for ammunition purchase, 5.6 per 100,000 children. "Injuries due to firearms are the nation's third-leading cause of pediatric death," said study author Dr. Monika Goyal. She is director of research in the division of emergency medicine and trauma services at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. Click here for more.
States with stricter firearm laws have lower rates of firearm-related deaths in children, according to cross-sectional analyses presented May 5 during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018 annual meeting:
Gun owners back many gun control measures
Americans agree on a large number of gun policy proposals regardless of whether they own guns, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health...continue