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Trends in Gun Violence in the US

August 22, 2016

"Nearly 12,000 Americans are murdered with guns every year — a rate more than 25 times higher than that of other developed countries — and over 20,000 kill themselves with guns. Although the violent crime rate has generally decreased over the past 15 years, the gun murder rate in the U.S. has hardly changed. Because we haven’t enacted common sense gun policies that will save lives, we haven’t meaningfully reduced gun violence in America. It is high time to pass common sense public safety measures like comprehensive and enforceable background checks that will reduce gun crime and save lives." Click here to read the entire article by Everytown for Gun Safety.

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