Education Campaigns and Clinical Interventions for Promoting Safe Storage 

by Elizabeth L. Petrun Sayers

Jan 1, 2018

Safe storage of firearms may prevent suicide and unintentional injuries and deaths. There is research evidence that child-access prevention laws, which require safe storage practices, can reduce suicides and unintentional injuries and deaths. While there is limited evidence that education campaigns have successfully promoted safe storage of firearms, there is evidence that clinicians who counsel families to store guns safely can influence behavior, particularly when devices, such as gun locks, are given away for free.

Education Campaigns and Clinical Interventions for Promoting Safe Storage 
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