September 8th, 2017

Are “goods for guns” good for the community? An update of a community gun buyback program.

By Miguel Valdez Soto

BACKGROUND: Gun violence remains a leading cause of death in the United States. Community gun buyback programs provide an opportunity to dispose of extraneous firearms. The purpose of this study was to understand the demographics, motivation, child access to firearms, and household mental illness of buyback participants in hopes of improving the program’s effectiveness.

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