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Thirty Facts the NRA doesn't want YOU to know

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The two most gun free zones in the world are the UK and Japan. Both have 99.9% lower gun murder rates than the US (and 80% lower overall murder rates).

In 2006, the US had over 12,000 gun murders;

the UK had 40;

Japan had 2.

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More than 15 cities have higher murder rates than Chicago.

In the past 20 yrs, the gun murder rate is down 50%in Chicago. Local gun laws are easily ignored by going to a nearby town or state. Almost all the most violent cities have lax gun laws, most in the South, which is the region with the highest gun murder rate.

6% of gun murders are by gangs (mostly of each other);

1% are by home invaders;

54% are by family and friends.

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Toy guns teach chiildren that killing is fun. Dodge City had a low murder rate because guns were confiscated on entry.

50% of the 300 million guns in the US are owned by 3%; only 1/3 of households have guns. Homes with guns have 270% more gun deaths than homes without.

" states with higher rates of gun ownership had disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides."

"States with the Five Highest Gun Death Rates

(Rank State Household Gun Ownership Gun Death Rate Per 100,000)

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