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Ali Rowhani-Rahbar Publishes Study of Firearm Training

Posted: 7/18/2017 (CSDE Research)

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, CSDE Affiliate and UW Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has published new research chronicling firearm training and safety in the US. The study revealed some surprising facts about American gun ownership: Only 3/5 gun owners have received any formal firearm training, and this proportion hasn’t meaningfully changed in two decades. Rowhani-Rahbar also notes that the content of the training out there hasn’t incorporated suicide awareness into its curriculum. The study itself is available here; you can read more about its implications below.

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