The CDC reports that gun deaths are at an all time high. Included in the data are gun deaths by homicide, suicide, unintentional deaths, deaths in war or legal interventions, and deaths that are undetermined. Read More
A federal judge ruled that the armed deputy who did not rush into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School did not have a constitutional duty to protect students during a school shooting massacre. Her ruling is in contrast to a county judge's decision that the sheriff deputy did have an obligation to confront the school shooter. [...]
Having grown up in a violent home, Dr. Rebecca Cunningham understands the appeal of guns as a means of protection. She also witnesses in the emergency room the damaging and fatal consequences gun use can have on teenagers. Dr. Cunningham is at the helm of using grant money to educate people on the dangers of [...]
Parents of the Sandy Hook School shooting have channeled their pain into productivity. Rolling out their newest Public Service Announcement, their PSA shows six warning signs of potential school shooters. They establish that the information is both powerful and effective in preventing future school shootings.
Having been murdered by a gunshot would by her then boyfriend, Breanna Moore was a victim of teen dating violence. With the introduction of Bree's Law and a new poster, Bree's surviving family is hoping to provide education and information on what to do if a loved one falls victim to teen dating violence.
FBI leaders and law enforcement officials met to discuss the prevalence of school shootings. In a majority of the cases, there were warning signs on display by the shooters. It is necessary to study the trends and similarities in order to come up with plans to prevent future tragedies.
During a mass shooting, the most effective place to focus is on the patients not the perpetrators. If civilians and first responders are equipped with how to handle trauma, they can be instrumental in saving lives.
In the United States, 1/3 of minors' deaths are caused by firearm injuries, most of these occurring at home. In order to minimize these numbers, parents should practice the following mantra for maintaining gun safety: teach, talk and lock 'em up.
The most important people to focus on in a mass shooting are the victims. Doctors are focusing their energies on educating emergency workers to provide techniques such as tourniquets that will yield the highest likelihood of survival during a mass shooting.