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Study: States with More Gun Laws Have Less Crime

There is no proven cause and effect, but a study just published in JAMA shows an “association” between states that have more gun laws and states that have a lower rate of gun-related deaths.

USA Today reports:

“The leader investigator behind the research hopes the findings will drive legislators to pass gun reform across the country and increase federal funding to research on gun laws and violence. However, at least one critic argues that the study fails to take into account several important factors such as the types of laws, enforcement of laws, and gun ownership rates in states.”

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