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Dr. Scott B. Berns of Rhode Island Hospital has treated his share of bullet wounds in children. In fact, he's treated too many of them.
Berns is the hospital's medical director of pediatric trauma services. In his job he sees the effects of gun violence firsthand. Of the 55 gun shot victims who made it to his hospital alive in 1998, seven were age 17 or under. It's no surprise then that Berns is among the leaders of a campaign to put trigger locks on guns stored in the homes of Rhode Island residents.
Berns' hospital is among the six that are teaming with the police departments from Providence, East Providence, Newport County, Warwick, Coventry, and North …