Health Policy News: Chicago’s new handgun ordinance won’t make families safer

HSPH’s David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Youth Violence Prevention Center, is quoted in a Chicago Tribune op-ed (July 9, 2010) which argues against Chicago’s new handgun ordinance. The article cites research by Hemenway and colleagues on firearms and suicide risk.

Link to article 


More information:

Majority of Young Victims of Unintentional Shootings Shot by Another Youth (HSPH press release)

Harvard Injury Control Research Center

Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center

HSPH Department of Health Policy and Management