The Daily Beast talks gun safety, accidental injury prevention, and discussions between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Rifle Association in a recent article on thedailybeast.com. BulletProof Kids founder, Dr. Claudia Fruin is mentioned and quoted in the article.
A 2-year-old boy – who was injured earlier this week when his older sister accidentally shot him in the stomach – died of his injuries while in the hospital. Investigators believe the rifle had been used earlier in the day by the children’s father and left in the living room area of the house. The
Utah continues to have one of the highest suicide rates in the nation with more than 10 Utahns taking their life each week – half of those using a gun, statistics show and among young people the gun is frequently a parent’s firearm. Representative Steve Eliason is proposing providing an incentive to gun owners to
In a one-hour special, hidden cameras revealed shocking examples of what children do when left alone with a gun in the house. “Young Guns,” a 20/20 report, aired Friday, January 31 and explored the issue of kids and guns. Interviews ranging from safe lock up to the demystification of children took place with parents across
Children often find or handle firearms in the home without their parents’ knowledge. In the United States, 2,600,000 children live in homes with unlocked firearms that are stored loaded or with ammunition. Child Access to Firearms in the US discusses the number of children who have firearms in their household, how the firearms are stores, and how
“In Utah from 2008-2012 in youths 17 years and younger, there were at least 37 firearm suicides and 43 hospitalizations related to firearms. From 2011-2012 the firearm suicide rate in this age group increased 100 percent. Firearms were involved in 40 percent of all youth suicides. Nationally suicide is the third leading cause of death
(New Mexico) — A 12-year-old boy wounded two students when he opened fire with a shotgun at a New Mexico middle school. The victims, an 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl, remain in serious but stable condition at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. The incident occurred in the school gym where students tend to