Understanding the designs of weapons and ammunition and their wounding properties is essential as a component of firearm injury prevention and mitigation, as all firearms and ammunition are not the same.
At then end of this webinar, the learner will:
- Be able to describe the differences between automatic, semi-automatic and manual firearms
- Be able to discuss the effect of ammunition type on damage to human tissues and organs
- Understand the importance of accurate weapon and ammunition descriptors when advocating for policy and program interventions
This webinar is sponsored by the ISC-SC Gun Violence Prevention Topical Group, the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services (ICEHS) Section and the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section.