7 questions parents should ask before kids go on playdates

Just 1 in 4 parents have gotten questions about safety issues from another parent before a playdate, a new poll suggests. Here's what to ask.

U. Michigan | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Funding for child gun death research is 30X too low

The mismatch between child firearm deaths and funding to investigate the issue may help explain why such deaths among young people have climbed, say researchers.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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The gun death epidemic is getting worse

"What we can see is a worsening epidemic of firearm mortality that is geographically and demographically broad..."

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Expert: Bulletproof backpacks are ‘ridiculous and sad’

Bulletproof backpacks, armed teachers, and other quick fixes aren't the righ response to school shootings, says education professor Matthew Meyer.

Lisa Intrabartola-Rutgers | Sept. 5, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Gun retailers could help prevent suicide

Many gun retailers in Washington state say they'd be willing to train employees to spot those at risk of suicide.

Kim Eckart-Washington | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Fewer gun injuries and deaths after demolitions in Detroit

A new study shows an 11% drop in homicides and serious firearm injuries in the areas of Detroit where 6-12 demolitions took place to combat blight.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Universal background checks really do cut gun deaths

"...the truth is that we have a pretty good grasp at what's going on. People who shouldn't have access to guns are getting access."

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Why fatal shootings result in more arrests

"With respect to preventing gun violence, an arrest in a nonfatal shooting is every bit as important as an arrest in a fatal shooting."

Karen Kemp-Duke | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Gun sales go up when gun control is in the news

Gun sales increase when print media cover gun control policies in the wake of mass shootings, report researchers.

Kathleen Hamilton-NYU | June 24, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Experts list 26 urgent questions about child firearm injuries

Firearm injuries kill more American children and teens than anything else, except automobile crashes. There's an urgent need for research.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | June 11, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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