Year: 1985 Source: American Journal of Diseases of Children, v.139, no.3, (March 1985), p.229-231 SIEC No: 19860299

Data on children who are killed by handguns each year are reported. Homicide, suicide, accidental death, as well as injuries by handguns, are reviewed. It is concluded that handguns are a major cause of death among children and adolescents. The medical profession is urged to take a more active role in finding solutions to this problem.