Study Shows Many Teens Have Easy Access to Firearms at Home

January 5, 2015 12:40 PM

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According to Dr. Joseph Simonetti, of the University Of Washington School Of Medicine’s Harborview Medical Center who conducted a study that was later published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, too many teens have an easy access to the firearms kept at their homes.

The research was conducted using data from the National Comorbidity Survey–Adolescent Supplement, surveying 10,123 American teens between the ages of 13 and 18 from all parts of the country. The report showed that a third of the surveyed teenagers lived in a home with at least one gun. Out of them, ...

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