TITLE

Nonpowder Firearm Injuries: Whose Job Is It to Protect Children?

AUTHOR(S)
Christoffel, Tom; Christoffel, Katherine
PUB. DATE
June 1987
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Jun87, Vol. 77 Issue 6, p735
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines various approaches for children protection against nonpowder firearm injuries and suggests possible ameliorations in controlling the known hazard in the U.S. The authors comment that nonpowder firearms are hazard from which children need protection and can be solved in some ways by encouraging parental supervision and voluntary manufacturing standards. However, they refute that the approaches would not be possible if there are no progress in the enactment and enforcement of state and local laws concerning the problem. They contend that product liability suits are probably the best hope for affecting the situation.
ACCESSION #
4951633

 

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