Compared with other high-income countries, the U.S. has more guns and weaker gun laws—fuel for the nation’s gun violence epidemic, according to experts.
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Young children living in Massachusetts communities with higher rates of firearm licensure were significantly more likely to have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood compared to children living in communities with fewer gun licenses, according to…
During 2020, amid the pandemic, civil unrest over social justice issues, and a contested election, more people bought guns—and most were women, according to recent news reports.
F. DuBois Bowman discussed the coronavirus pandemic and firearm safety at the Yerby Lecture on December 3, 2020.
Two Harvard Chan School experts explored the implications of the 2020 election for the future of U.S. health policy in a special report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Fears related to the coronavirus pandemic, social unrest, and the upcoming election are contributing to record gun sales in the U.S.—and more guns to lead to more deaths, says a Harvard Chan expert.
Deaths from gun suicide in 11 congressional districts across Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee are roughly double the national average.
Around the U.S., public health practitioners are partnering with gun owners to prevent firearm suicides by encouraging voluntary storage—removal of guns from the home—during times of crisis.
Roughly half of those who die by suicide in the U.S. use a firearm. That’s why reducing access to lethal means is key to reducing suicides, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Catherine Barber.