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Connecticut Gun Control Group Working Against Gun Violence

Posted on the 06 June 2011 by Mikeb302000
The Waterford Patch reports on a gun control group,  Connecticut Against Gun Violence, with some good ideas.
Pinciaro cited a recent New England Journal of Medicine study that said guns in the home are 47 times more likely to be used against a member of the household. He also said U.S. gun-related deaths average 30,000 a year, compared with 15 in Japan, which has half of our population. Connecticut, he said, has the fourth-lowest rate of gun deaths in the country at 4.7 per 100,000 population, while Alaska ranks first with 24.9 per 100,000.
Now, that's a helluva comparison, 30,000 to 15. Even taking cultural differences into account, those incredible numbers sure seem to support the gun-availability argument.
And, what do you think about that gun-death rate in Alaska. Is that part of the "freedom" they associate with living in the 49th State?
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

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