While Congress has been caught in a perpetual argument over whether to require background checks for all gun sales, several states have already acted. Those that have added additional background check laws regarding private gun sales tend to have lower gun death rates.
[ interesting graphic showing firearm deaths per state per 100k population in 2016 in the cited article ]
Of course, correlation doesn't equal causation, but typically trends like this at least spark smart, nuanced research. Gun deaths are comparatively under-researched, and gun debates on Capitol Hill are based more on emotions than the facts and trends we do know.
Likely related to the populations attitude to guns, rather than checks. Attitude causes checks, attitude is cause of lower gun deaths. Even though checks correlate to lower gun deaths.
"Likely related to the populations attitude to guns, rather than checks."
A distinction without a difference.
"Attitude causes checks, attitude is cause of lower gun deaths."
Another distinction without a difference.
Well what do you know?
Strict background checks work.
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Nope. Not even close. Not according to the ----------- anyway.
If there is one shooting death in a state where there is are additional background check laws they didn't work. Just like if you limit magazine capacity and someone still gets shot that doesn't work either.
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