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MMWR: Firearm Storage Behaviors

CDC’s new MMWR report spanning eight states reveals disparities in secure firearm storage practices. Adult respondents varied from 18% (California) to 51% (Alaska) in reporting firearms kept in or around the home. Notably, in states with available data, between 25% (Ohio) and 41% (Alaska) of adults with loaded firearms and children or teens at home stored them unlocked.


Secure storage is crucial to preventing unauthorized access and injuries. Tailored prevention efforts, including discussions on safe storage and providing storage devices, are vital for mitigating risks. Read more in CDC’s MMWR here.