Teenagers who witness different types of violence are more likely to carry a firearm, according to a new study led by the University of Michigan.

The study, conducted by researchers (PI Rebeccah Sokol) at U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention in collaboration with the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens Consortium, shows that exposure to violence—regardless of whether that violence involves a gun—has a significant association with firearm carriage among youth ages 14-18.

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Huron Daily Tribune

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