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New research shows link between rates of gun ownership and homicides
"A new study from the American Journal of Public Heath shows that U.S. states with higher estimated rates of gun ownership experience a higher number of firearms-related homicides."

The Relationship Between Gun Ownership and Firearm Homicide Rates in the United States, 1981-2010
"We examined the relationship between levels of household firearm ownership, as measured directly and by a proxy-the percentage of suicides committed with a firearm-and age-adjusted firearm homicide rates at the state level."

"Our review of the academic literature found that a broad array of evidence indicates that gun availability is a risk factor for homicide, both in the United States and across high-income countries."

Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware
"National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data."

Do more guns lead to less crime?
When there's a tragic shooting, it's always a time for reflection about guns' role in society. Say you're going to work and you see someone pull a gun, threatening to harm others.

Gun homicides and gun ownership by country

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