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15 Sep, 2023

Unlocked and loaded: How most gun-owning households with teens store firearms

More than a third of U.S. households with teens own firearms and more than two-thirds of these gun owners store at least one firearm unlocked and/or loaded, according to a new University of Michigan study. Surprisingly, the findings also show that prior exposure to violence is not associated with gun owners’ current storage practices. “These […]

03 Jun, 2022

U-M Researchers Respond to School Shooting in Ulvade, Texas

The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention researchers at the University of Michigan respond to the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022 which killed 19 students and 2 teachers. Resources highlighting key areas of support for communities after a school shooting event are available from The Institute for Firearm […]

01 Dec, 2021

Media Mention: Most school shooters get their guns from home – and during the pandemic, the number of firearms in households with teenagers went up

Most school shooters obtain the firearm from home. And the number of guns within reach of high school-age teenagers has increased during the pandemic – highlighting the importance of locking firearms and keeping them unloaded in the home. Since the onset of the public health crisis, firearm sales have spiked. Many of these firearms have ended up in […]

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