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Firearm access and gun violence exposure among American Indian or Alaska native and Black adults

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this nationally representative survey study of 3,542 American Indian or Alaska Native and Black U.S. adults, a substantial percentage of both groups reported living in homes with firearms, storing firearms loaded and unlocked, frequently carrying firearms outside the home, and having been exposed directly and indirectly to gun violence. These findings underscore the need for nuanced public health campaigns and policies and highlight challenges for law enforcement in contexts of racial disparities and changing legal frameworks. 

Authors: Michael D. Anestis, Ph.D., of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in Piscataway, is the corresponding author. 

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.0073)

Editor’s Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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