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Gun Law Changes And Homicide/Suicide Rates Track

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Does a change in state gun laws track with a change in homicide and suicide by gun?  It does, shows an analysis of gun laws and gun data for all 50 states, from 1991 to 2016. 

It's a huge volume of data to process, but a team affiliated with the National Institute of Health put it all together in research recently published.  The team can't say for sure that the relationship is causal, but there is a relationship.  Study lead author Michael Siegel joins us with details.
 

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