EAST: Stand-your-ground law linked to more gun injuries

EAST: stand-your-ground law linked to more gun injuries
States with a Stand-Your-Ground law have significantly more pediatric assault injuries due to firearms, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, held from Jan. 15 to 19 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

(HealthDay)—States with a Stand-Your-Ground (SYG) law have significantly more pediatric assault injuries due to firearms, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, held from Jan. 15 to 19 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Justin Lee, M.D., of the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and colleagues examined the correlation between pediatric hospitalizations due to firearm injuries, identified from the Kids' Inpatient Database (from 2006 and 2009) and the SYG and Child-Access Protection (CAP) laws.

The researchers identified 19,233 firearm injury hospitalizations, including 64.7 percent due to assault, 27.2 percent accidental, and 3.1 percent due to suicide injury. The mean age of patients was 17.57 years; the majority was male (88.4 percent) and from (70.5 percent), while half were from the poorest income neighborhoods (50.1 percent). Cases of suicide injury were significantly more likely to be white and female. States with the SYG law were significantly more likely to have increased assault injuries (odds ratio, 1.274). No significant association was noted between the CAP law and the incidence of either accidental injury or suicide. The of pediatric firearm injuries amounted to more than $1 billion.

"A significant increase in assault injuries in states with the SYG law may highlight inadvertent effects of the law," the authors write. "Race, gender, and median income are additional significant factors. Advocacy and focused for specific are needed."

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TheGhostofOtto1923
2 / 5 (8) Jan 18, 2013
It doesnt say what age they consider as 'kids'. In the past this has included people over 20. And of course it doesnt say which were gang- or drug-related, or which occurred when people were protecting themselves from assault, robbery, or home invasion by adolescent gang bangers and drug addicts.

"The economic costs of pediatric firearm injuries amounted to more than $1 billion."

-This does not factor in the medical costs and lives saved by people successfully defending themselves and their families from adolescent gang bangers and drug addicts, which is probably more.

And the suicide stats is an old lie. Overall suicide rates remain the same.
freethinking
3 / 5 (6) Jan 18, 2013
Your not allowed to purchase handguns form dealers until 21, CPL's at least in my state you can't get till 21, yet the mean age given was approximately 17.

My guess is that these injuries were caused by gangs, criminals, and those breaking the law.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.5 / 5 (8) Jan 18, 2013
Your not allowed to purchase handguns form dealers until 21, CPL's at least in my state you can't get till 21, yet the mean age given was approximately 17.

My guess is that these injuries were caused by gangs, criminals, and those breaking the law.
-And of course midianites, apostates, and other such godless individuals. Right ft? For if they had jesus in their hearts they would want for little else.

The overwhelming majority of people in jail are religionists, specifically xians, born and raised that way. Funny thing.
RitchieGuy01
1 / 5 (3) Jan 18, 2013
Your not allowed to purchase handguns form dealers until 21, CPL's at least in my state you can't get till 21, yet the mean age given was approximately 17.

My guess is that these injuries were caused by gangs, criminals, and those breaking the law.
-And of course midianites, apostates, and other such godless individuals. Right ft? For if they had jesus in their hearts they would want for little else.

The overwhelming majority of people in jail are antireligionists, specifically ungodly and gay, born and raised that way. Funny thing.
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FrankHerbert
1.6 / 5 (7) Jan 19, 2013
Guns kill.
Sigh
5 / 5 (1) Jan 19, 2013
Although my prejudices incline me to think "Of course! What do you expect?", something is missing from the abstract: it doesn't say whether data sets from before and after adoption of SYG laws were compared. To get at cause effect relationships, the authors really need before and after data sets, ideally from states that introduced SYG laws at different times. They could try to establish an additional baseline if there are states that did not adopt SYG laws, but were matched on whatever socioeconomic factors they measure with states that later did adopt such laws.

We'll just have to wait for the full paper to come out to see whether those comparisons were made.

The overwhelming majority of people in jail are religionists, specifically xians, born and raised that way.

Similar question: how does level of religiosity in jail compare to baseline outside, and if there is a difference, when do people get religion? Before or after they do what put them in jail?
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (5) Jan 19, 2013
Similar question: how does level of religiosity in jail compare to baseline outside, and if there is a difference, when do people get religion? Before or after they do what put them in jail?
Similar question: why do you expect people here to do research for you? Try GOOGLE and contribute. Religions in prisons and wars and oppression in general; they claim to be the only source of morality but their representation clearly disproves this.
Sigh
5 / 5 (1) Jan 22, 2013
Similar question: why do you expect people here to do research for you?

I suppose you could call it tradition. I work in research, where the tradition is that those who make claims back them up. It is more efficient that those who know the relevant references provide them than that lots of other people have to duplicate the search for that information.