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2 January 2003

Reuters Health

NEW YORK — Accidental shootings make up a small portion of the injuries from gunshots every year, but most are the result of unsafe gun handling and a lack of safety features in the guns used, US researchers report. As of Wednesday, Maryland became the first state in the US to require that new handguns sold in the state contain an integrated mechanical safety device or other technology that prevents children or other unauthorized users from firing the gun. Based on... (

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