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General News    H3'ed 9/1/15

States with tough gun laws have fewer shooting deaths: study

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The harder states make it to get guns — like New York — the fewer people die because of them, a new analysis of firearm restrictions shows.

New York State, with its relatively strict laws — restrictions that are even tougher in the five boroughs — had 4.2 gun deaths per capita in 2013, the third-fewest number of gun-related deaths nationwide, according to the National Journal’s study released Monday.

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