Mandatory reporting of gunshot wounds: rebuttal
- Why mandatory reporting of gunshot wounds is necessary. Ovens, Howard // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/13/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 8, p1256
Presents comments on the benefits of mandating physicians to report gunshot wounds to the problem of gun-related violence. Risk of the gun used to suicidal patients after hospital discharge; Means to reveal whether the gun or shooter poses further risk to anyone; Role of the police in the...
- Shooting ourselves in the foot: why mandatory reporting of gunshot wounds is a bad idea. Pauls, Merril A.; Downie, Jocelyn // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/13/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 8, p1255
Discusses several issues on the possible negative implications of mandating physicians to report gunshot wounds for the problem of gun-related violence. Strategy for preventing accidental firearm injuries and deaths; Means to help policy-makers formulate strategies to prevent gunshot related...
- One hurt, one held in teen shooting. // Malakoff News (TX);12/7/2007, Vol. 98 Issue 49, p10B
The article reports on the shooting incident in Texas that resulted a gunshot wound to the neck of a 16-year-old teen.
- Guns: The Small Arms Trade in the Americas. // NACLA Report on the Americas;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p13
The article presents information on the small arms trade in the Americas. Archaeologists excavating an old Inca cemetery near Lima, Peru found a skull marred by a pair of small, round holes, evidence of the oldest gunshot victim in the Americas yet discovered. The violence is made possible by...
- A Journey to the Dark Side of Baghdad. Bennett, Brian; Weisskopf, Michael; McCarthy, Terry // Time;5/26/2003, Vol. 161 Issue 21, p34
Reveals the malevolent side of Baghdad. Instances of people getting shot in the street; Efforts to physicians to save gunshot victims.
- Gunning for trouble. Campbell, T.K. // Cortlandt Forum;07/25/97, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p49
Relates the experience of the author, a family physician in Tennessee, in treating a firearms accident. Emergency treatment of a woman accidentally shot in the abdomen by her rifle-wielding husband, who had mistaken her for an intruder; Preoperative medication and surgery.
- Massachusetts has lowest US gun death rate. // Injury Prevention (1353-8047);Feb2015, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p56
The article reports on Massachusetts as having the lowest gun death rate in the U.S. and mentions other states such as New York, Hawaii, and Rhode Island.
- Officer shot during traffic stop dies. Beasley, Marcus // New York Amsterdam News;7/19/2007, Vol. 98 Issue 30, p3
The article reports on the death of Police Officer Russel Timoshenko of New York due to gunshot wounds. Timoshenko has joined the New York Police Department in January 2007 and has arrested 15 people since then. At a news conference, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said that the department...
- 'I Didn't Know The Gun Was Loaded': An Examination of Two Safety Devices That Can Reduce the Risk of Unintentional Firearm Injuries. Vernick, Jon S.; Meisel, Zachary F.; Teret, Stephen P.; Milne, John S.; Hargarten, Stephen W. // Journal of Public Health Policy;1999, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p427
Some handguns contain built-in safety devices intended to prevent injuries caused by erroneously believing that a handgun is loaded. A loaded chamber indicator indicates the presence of ammunition in the gun; a magazine safety prevents the gun from being fired when the ammunition magazine is...