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Epidemiology of paediatric firearm injuries
  1. H Murch1,
  2. B Heatman2,
  3. A Naughton3,
  4. J R Sibert4
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  2. 2Department of Child Death Review, Public Health Wales, Swansea, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, Neville Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, UK
  4. 4Department of Child Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr H Murch, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, CF14 4XW UK; hannahmurch{at}

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We were interested in the paper by Srinivasan et al1 as it brings into focus the differences in the epidemiology of firearm injuries in children and young people between the USA and the UK 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 in Wales of a young person by his own hand using a shotgun. This prompted us …

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