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The gun-control debate has mostly revolved around interpretation of the Second Amendment. It would be more productive, instead, to focus on societal ramifications of the prevalence of guns.

The Violence Policy Center analyzed the data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics for a five-year period (2007-2011). It revealed that average annual “defensive” gun use occurred 67,740 times. In 2009, this resulted in 13,636 homicides by private citizens supposedly in “self-defense.” However, law enforcement officials determined that merely 215 were justifiable; thus 98.4 percent of homicides were illegal murders.
 

Comment by: PHORTO (2/4/2016)
And another 'expert' who knows nothing about guns presumes to expound on the subject.
 

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