Flashcards in Youth and firearms in Canada Deck (12):
What percentage of deaths in 15-19yo Canadian males was due to gunshot wounds?
What percentage of firearm deaths in Canadians 15-19yo are due to suicide?
What are Canadian regulations regarding gun control?
1. Screening process before purchasing
2. All firearm owners must be licensed
3. All firearms must be registered individually by the owner
4. All firearms must be stored locked and unloaded and separate from ammunition
What is the rate of home ownership of guns in Canada?
What percentage of Ontarians own guns?
What percentage of Yukon and NWT own guns?
What does the presence of a firearm in the home increase the risk of?
1. Increased suicide completion
2. Increased homicide esp. domestic violence related
Where are the majority of handguns used to commit homicides acquired?
What are the risks associated with non-powder firearms (e.g. BB guns, air guns, paintball guns)?
1. Leading cause of enucleation secondary to trauma in >18yo
2. Penetrate skin and cause significant internal damage
3. Ocular injury
What are interventions that can reduce firearm injuries?
2. Education plus environmental modification (providing gun safes and trigger locks with information on safety)
3. Technological modifications to firearms with safety devices such as personalization devices, loaded chamber indicators, magazine safeties
4. Children's firearm safety education --> ineffective and may worsen safety
What percentage of gun related deaths involving children were preventable by at least one safety device/