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Gun Deaths Decline- Why Doesn’t the Public Know This?


Pew Research finds that most Americans think gun deaths and gun violence is rising.  It is not. It has not risen in a decade.

The Washington Post reports: “A new analysis of government data from Pew Research finds that gun homicide rates in the United States have dropped 49 percent between 1993 and 2010. Other types of gun violence have dropped 75 percent over that period.”

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