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Smith & Wesson Security Services Wins Top Honors at SAMMY awards

...afety, security, protection and sport, is parent company to Smith & Wesson Corp., one of the world's largest manufacturers of quality firearms and firearm safety/security products and parent company to Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting rifles, blac...

Shootings Linked to Alcohol-to-Go Outlets, Study Finds

...arch . Rose Cheney, executive director of the firearm and Injury Center at the University of Pennsylvani...ents in prevention," she said. "In addition, while firearm homicides are most visible, focusing on the broader outcome of firearm injuries and their repercussions to individuals an...

Mexico Presents Flawed Theory in Shooting Death of American Journalist

...disciplines, ranging from forensic pathology, to forensic anthropology, and include experts from analytical sciences in forensic laboratories, such as firearm examiners. The IFP offers a variety of services which include forensic investigations, evaluations, monitoring, review of work done by other parties, ...

First Study to Test Real-World Effects of Stun Gun Use Raises Questions about Safety

...ring emergency room visits. Data on the rates of sudden death pre- and post-Taser deployment were provided by 50 cities, while 21 cities reported firearm deaths and four cities reported officer injuries. None of the 10 largest U.S. cities returned surveys. The team used total annual arrest data per ci...

Older Patients With Cancer at Heightened Suicide Risk

...cations. The cancer patients in the study who committed suicide were more likely to have advanced metastatic disease, and two-thirds of them used a firearm to commit suicide. Most of the patients who committed suicide had seen a physician in the month before their death, and 25 percent had seen a doctor w...

Teen Birth Rates, Homicides on Increase, Report Shows

...crimes and homicides committed by adolescents, Sondik said. "Homicides increased in 2005 for the first time since 1993," Sondik said. "In 2005, the firearm homicide rate also increased for the first time in more than a decade." Adolescents aged 12 to 17 who committed violent crimes increased from 14 cr...

Researchers study hidden homicide trend

...U.S. homicide rate obscures the large increases in firearm death among males ages 25-44, especially black mal...archers found significant increases in the rate of firearm homicide for white males ages 25 to 34 and for black males ages 25 to 44. The increase in firearm homicide for males age 25 to 44 was not distribute...

MedeFile International Teams with Newark Fraternal Order of Police

...le over the past several months. "It is MedeFile's opinion that having immediate access to personal medical records is just as important as carrying a firearm when it comes to providing enhanced security and protection for an officer. Consequently, our sales and marketing teams have been actively engaged in ...

Racial disparities reduced in injury related mortality

...n in racial disparity resulted from a decrease in motor vehicle crashes and firearm suicides among black males and an increase in suicide by suffocation (typic...les. Among young women, black females experienced a decrease in the rate of firearm suicide, while white females experienced an increase in unintentional poiso...

AACN Names 2008 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

...lted for the World Health Organization and in countries on every continent except Antarctica. Richmond is considered the leading nurse researcher in firearm injuries and violence. She recently put forward an agenda to reduce firearm violence, and is often the only nurse at the table during interdisciplinar...
Firearm in Medical Dictionary

Violence

...y intervening before a pattern of broken relationships ... CDC agency focusing on youth violence , family and intimate violence , suicide, and firearm injuries. Child protection: UN study on violence against children ... The United Nations Secretary General's Study on Violence against Childre...
Firearm in Biological Dictionary

Suppressor

...tor, or silencer, is a device either attached to or part of the barrel of a firearm to reduce the amount of noise and flash generated by firing the weapon. Sup...IMPROVES THE REDUCTION OF FLASH WITHOUT SUPPRESSOR IN USE... The first firearm suppressor was invented in 1910 by Hiram Maxim. ... While a suppressor ...
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