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Firearm Injury Prevention by Safe Storage/Safety Locks and Buyback Programs2016

Type: New Practice Management Guideline (PMG)
Category: Injury Prevention
Committee Liaison: Marie L. Crandall, MD, MPH

Team leader(s)

Firearm related injuries kill over 30,000 people every year in the US. Effective prevention strategies are needed to decrease the burden of death and disability.

Marie Crandall, MD, MPH - Co-Team Leader

Ernest FJ Block, MD, MBA, EMT-P
Stephanie Bonne, MD
JeannetteM.  Capella, MD, MEd
A. Britton Christmas, MD
Andrew J. Dennis, DO
Thomas Duncan, DO
Alexander Eastman, MD, MPH
Paula Ferrada, MD
Stephanie R. Goldberg, MD
Wendy Greene, MD
Mark E. Hamill, MD
Michael P. Hirsh, MD
Peter A. Pappas, MD
Rishi Rattan, MD
Bryce R.H. Robinson, MD, MS
Babak Sarani, MD
William R.C. Shillinglaw, DO
Brian Williams, MD

Gun storage
Patient population:  general population
Intervention:  firearm safety devices that block/disable the firing function
Comparators:  with and without firearm safety devices
Outcome:  all firearm injuries

Patient population:  general population
Intervention:  gun safes
Comparators:  with and without gun safes
Outcome: all firearm injuries

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