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Epidemiology of paediatric firearm injuries in the USA, 2001–2010
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    Re: Epidemiology of Paediatric Firearm Injuries

    We appreciate the response from Murch(1) and colleagues as it highlights the dramatic difference in firearm injury rates between the United Kingdom and the United States. Great Britain's firearm regulation is among the strictest in the world while there is significant state to state variability in the United States (2, 3). A study by Fleegler (3), et al. demonstrated that greater statewide firearm regulations are asso...

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    Epidemiology of Paediatric Firearm Injuries
    • Hannah K Murch, Doctor
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      • Heatman B, Naughton A and Sibert J R.

    We were interested in the paper by Srinivasan and colleagues1 as it brings into focus the differences in the epidemiology of firearm injuries in children and young people between the USA and the United Kingdom and the importance that gun control has had in child and adolescent safety here. Through the Child Death Review in Wales we have previously reviewed deaths from firearm injuries in the UK. This followed the death i...

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