A dangerous mix: Bullied youth report access to loaded guns more than other youth
June 29, 2017
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(THE CONVERSATION) For school-aged youth, access to a gun can increase their risk for becoming a victim of or for committing a violent crime, including suicide and homicide. It also increases a child’s risk of experiencing an unintentional injury or death. Youth may gain access to guns in school, friends’ homes or other settings. No matter the source, gun access can increase the chances of an adolescent being involved in an injury or crime.
But are some youth at even higher...