Summary #720

The FBI and CDC Datasets Agree: Who Has Guns—Not Which Guns—Linked to Murder Rates

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  • Two different US datasets related to homicide and suicide confirm the same conclusion - strict gun laws reduce gun death rates.
  • Both studies analyzed gun laws in relation to separate homicide and suicide datasets.
  • Short conclusion: people who shouldn’t have guns are getting guns.
  • Both studies show that the most effective laws are those that require checking for a history of violence and prohibiting sales to people recognized as violent.

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