weapon safety

Update: Firearm Injuries and Deaths in Children and Adolescents – A Call to Action

Dr. Nancy Kelly authored a policy brief on July 15, 2014 emphasizing the importance of family counseling and legislative advocacy in preventing pediatric injury and death from firearms. Since then, the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) has updated their recommendations regarding keeping our children safe from gun violence. Additionally, new bills have been filed for consideration during the 84th meeting of the Texas Legislature that have the power to impact pediatricians and their patients positively or negatively. Recent tragic events in Boston shed light on the need for increased firearm regulations, especially in health care settings.

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