Resource scenario archive
End Family Fire
Resources and recommendations on how to prevent a family fire- a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun in the home that results in injury or death.
Safe Firearm Storage: A Call for Research Informed by Firearm Stakeholders
A call to action for needed research informed by firearm stakeholders to help clinicians make acceptable, adoptable recommendations of ways to safely store firearms and reduce risk of injury and mortality.Peer-Reviewed Article
Prevention of firearm injuries with gun safety devices and safe storage: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Systematic Review
A study examining the manner of firearm storage at home and the differences in outcomes of intentional and unintentional injuries involving a firearm.Peer-Reviewed Article
What Are Parents Willing to Discuss with Their Pediatrician About Firearm Safety? A Parental Survey
This paper finds that focusing on firearm injury prevention strategies during parental counseling can be more effective than direct interrogation.External Resource
Safe Firearms Storage
The National Crime Prevention Council and the Advertising Council’s public education campaign encourages firearm owners to store firearms safely.
“Is there a gun in the home?” Assessing the Risks of Gun Ownership in Older Adults
Given that the highest rate of gun ownership in America in in those who are 65 and older, this paper focuses on the importance of addressing safe gun ownership in the elderly population.Peer-Reviewed Article
Effectiveness of Interventions to Promote Safe Firearm Storage
This systematic review found that firearm counseling along with safety device provision can effectively encourage individuals to store their firearms safely.Peer-Reviewed Article
Effectiveness of Gun-safety Counseling and a Gun Lock Giveaway in a Hispanic Community
This study examining a predominantly Hispanic pediatric clinic found that a brief gun-safety counseling session along with a gun lock giveaway resulted in improved safe gun storage behaviors.Peer-Reviewed Article
School-based and Community-based Gun Safety Educational Strategies for Injury Prevention
School-based and community-based programs were not found to improve the likelihood that children will not handle firearms in unsupervised situations in this study, highlighting the need for finding better strategies to educate children and families about firearm safety.Peer-Reviewed Article
Parental Misperceptions About Children and Firearms
This paper, looking at parents' perceptions of their children's firearm access, found that parents are often unaware of their child's handling of firearms in the home.Peer-Reviewed Article
Firearm Injury Prevention Counseling: Are We Missing the Mark?
This study found that pediatricians often underestimate the likelihood of their patients' families owning gun, making them less likely to engage in a conversation about firearm safety with those families.Peer-Reviewed Article
Firearm Storage in Gun-owning Households with Children: Results of a 2015 National Survey
Examining the prevalence of firearms and their storage practices in homes with children, this study found that the percentage of households with a firearm that is kept unlocked and loaded has increased by about 7%, highlighting the need for better efforts in reducing children's' exposure to unsafely stored firearms.