253761 Guns in the home

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:40 AM

David Hemenway, PhD , Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
The presentation will describe the scientific evidence concerning risks and benefits of a gun in the home. It will also discuss ways the public health community can effectively reach out to advocates in the gun-owning and gun rights community to take a leadership role on increasing safety.

Learning Objectives:
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of having a handgun in the home Discuss methods of eliciting gun owner support for reducing firearm injury

Keywords: Firearms, Injury Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am the Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.