About The Study: In this comparative effectiveness study of 367 U.S. military service members who did not currently endorse safe firearm storage practices, several combinations of message components were associated with significant positive changes in openness to specific firearm storage practices. Positive change was most consistently seen for within-home storage options (for example, locking devices) rather than outside-of-home storage options (for example, at a firearm retailer). These findings suggest that safe firearm storage messaging is a scalable intervention that could promote life-saving behavior.
Authors: Michael D. Anestis, Ph.D., of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in Piscataway, is the corresponding author.
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