Penn Trauma Expert on How Gun Locks Can Help Prevent Violent Deaths

Sunny Jackson, RN, injury prevention coordinator at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, is passionate about gun safety. She recently received funding from Penn Medicine CAREs, a grant program for employees, to buy 200 cable locks to give to gun owners in the city. “A gun lock is the least-expensive, most effective way to prevent a firearm from being used. If a child comes across a gun in their home, and it’s locked, they’re not going to be able to hurt themselves or anyone else with it,” she said.

Her interview about the program with the Philadelphia Inquirer touches on various aspects of gun safety and is another demonstration of the many ways in which Penn Medicine is engaged around combatting firearm violence.

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