States With More Guns Have More Homicides

in 2013, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health
September 19th, 2013

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

A new study found that states with higher rates of firearms in the home have disproportionately big numbers of gun-related homicides…

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“In the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, last year, many states are considering legislation to control firearm-related deaths. This research is the strongest to date to document that states with higher levels of gun ownership have disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides.”

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