BU Scientists Determine the 3 Most Effective Gun Control Laws

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BOSTON —Very few of the "gun control" laws in place around the United States actually save lives, according to a new study by Boston University.

Researchers analyzed data from 2010 on over 31,600 gun-related deaths and looked at 25 state-specific gun laws. Their results suggest that federal adoption of three key laws would drastically reduce the national mortality rate from 10.1 per 100,000 people to 0.16 per 100,000.

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Requiring firearm identification through ballistic imprinting or microstamping -- 84% projected decrease in mortality risk
Ammunition background checks -- 82% projected decrease in mortality risk
Universal background checks for all gun purchases -- 61% projected decrease in mortality risk
http://www.wcvb.com/news/which-gun-...ves-bu-researchers-suggest-an-answer/38462050

Here is the original study. I would love to hear from someone who is better in statistics than I am. I have been trying to brush up a bit so I can read this properly.

http://press.thelancet.com/Firearms.pdf
 
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