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After Parkland, States Acted on Guns, Congress Didn’t

State legislatures passed 76 gun control laws in the past year, including bans on bump stocks, caps on magazine sizes, minimum-age requirements for buying guns and expanded background checks. Congress didn’t act last year and is not likely to pass any measures this year.

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Stricter Background Checks Could Prevent Mass Shootings: Study

If comprehensive background checks on firearm purchasers and gun violence restraining orders were properly designed, widely enacted and adequately implemented in the U.S., many lives lost to mass shootings and suicide could be prevented, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. 

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Americans Own World’s Largest Arsenal of Firearms: Survey

There are more than one billion firearms in the world, according to the Small Arms Survey, a Geneva-based research group. US civilians own 120.5 firearms per 100 residents—the highest global ratio—a figure the survey attributes to both the national ‘gun culture’ and the expiration of a federal assault weapons ban in 2004.

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