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by. Roxana Ceballos PD.3
Since 1968, more than 1.5 million Americans have died in gun-related incidents, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By comparison, approximately 1.2 million service members have been killed in every war in U.S history.
This video shows how most of the deaths in The United States are gun related. It also shows the death rates in other countries compared to the death rates in the United States are higher.This shows how high the gun related deaths in the United States is compared to other countries like Australia.
The journal JAMA Internal Medicine finds that suicides carried out with a firearm are less common in states with strict gun laws than in states where gun laws are more relaxed.The states with the strictest gun laws were found, on average, to have lower overall suicide rates.Across the country, the highest rates of homicides committed with a gun were found in counties that were in a state with relaxed gun laws and were close to other states with few or no restrictions on guns.
Gun violence researchers say that no law can eliminate the risk of mass shootings, which are unpredictable and represent a small minority of gun homicides over all. But there are a handful of policies that could reduce the likelihood of such events, or reduce the number of people killed when such shootings do occur.