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It’s true; U.S. firearm violence is declining

*2011 preliminary homicide estimates retrieved from Hoyert DL, Xu JQ. (2012) Deaths: Preliminary data for 2011. National Vital Statistics Reports, 61(6). A lot of facts and figures are thrown around in the gun-control debate. One point often made by those … Continue reading

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Knives kill more than guns in the U.S.? Just not true

As the public debate over extending background checks for gun purchases unfolded last week, I saw a statement on Facebook that knives are used more than guns each year in homicides. That didn’t ring true, so I did some research. … Continue reading

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