States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths

Mar 8, 2013 Full story: Reuters

States that have more laws restricting gun ownership have lower rates of death from shootings, both suicides and homicides, a study by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University found.

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“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#1 Mar 8, 2013
Read this chart for gun crime by state:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_ ...

Gun murders per 100,000:

Wyoming:.9
Vermont:.3
Arizona: 3.6
Alaska: 2.7

Illinois: 2.8
California: 3.4

As usual, it's the opposite. States with the most gun laws have the most gun murders.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#2 Mar 8, 2013
Updated link for gun murder by State:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_...
Warsaw1944

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Mar 8, 2013
Wow!
Being a Criminology major at one of the top universities in the USA, I am astounded and upset that my Criminologist professors never told me this before.

How about this explanation

High death rates occur in states with large poverty stricken communities.

AZ?
Border and gang wars due to close proximity of the State and Mexico.
Drug wars and Mexican organized crime. Mexican type crime (Kidnapping, Coyotes, drug and gun running) is invading AZ.
It would be immoral to disarm citizens there.

Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and other Southern States have horrific poverty issues. Include racism and you have horrible murder rates and horrible quality of life.

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