Thursday, March 7, 2013

Now There's Proof: Stricter Gun Laws = Fewer Gun Deaths

Great News!  There is proof that stricter gun control works to reduce gun deaths.
Tell your state and local officials 

From NBC report:  Fewer gun deaths in states with most gun laws, study finds
"It seems pretty clear: If you want to know which of the states have the lowest gun-mortality rates just look for those with the greatest number of gun laws," said Dr. Eric W. Fleegler of Boston Children's Hospital who, with colleagues, analyzed firearm-related deaths reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2007 through 2010.
By scoring individual states simply by the sheer volume of gun laws they have on the books, the researchers noted that in states with the highest number of firearms measures, their rate of gun deaths is collectively 42 percent lower when compared to states that have passed the fewest number of gun rules. The study was published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Your representatives in state and federal government need to hear from you, because, otherwise, the loudest voices they are going to be hearing from are the Gun Manufactuers and gun biz lobbyist, Wayne La Pierre.

You can find out how to contact your Representative to the US House and your two federal Senators in this post.  ( I know, that portion should be a post in itself, but I don't have time right now.)  Check out state and local government sites for more regional representation, try even city venues for keeping gun trafficking under control.

Read rest of NBC report at original site linked above

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