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Title: Children and Guns: Hearing Before the U.S. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families on June 15, 1989
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Select Cmtte on Children, Youth, and Families
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 190
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Witnesses at this hearing present information and perspectives designed to help the U.S. Congress understand the scope of the threats posed to youth by guns, as well as the strains on essential public and community services.
Abstract: A fact sheet included in this report indicates that increasing numbers of youths are killed by firearms, and guns in the home are more likely to kill residents than intruders. Also, guns, mostly handguns, are used in the majority of youth homicides. Facts indicate that more youths are bringing guns to school, and guns are used in most youth suicides. Statistics show as well that gunshot injuries are increasing among children, and this is placing a strain on the health care system. Witnesses include law enforcement officials, experts in public health, criminologists, educators, and children who encounter the risk of gun violence. The testimony shows the nature and extent of gun violence by and to juveniles. Among the subjects considered are the accessibility of firearms, firearms accidents in the home, firearms safety, the rationale for and against gun control, and increased sanctions for the misuse of firearms. Prepared statements, letters, and supplemental materials are included.
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Criminology; Firearm accidents; Firearms; Firearms deaths; Juvenile victims; Weapon carrying
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