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Aiming to drive down gun deaths? Put these three laws on the books, researchers say

Aiming to drive down gun deaths? Put these three laws on the books, researchers say

If a safety measure eliminated all but a handful of the nation's traffic fatalities per year, it would likely get an enthusiastic hearing in legislatures. If three steps could reliably prevent 9 in 10 of the deaths caused each year by the flu, public health officials would probably lobby hard for their implementation.

With a similar objective in mind, researchers at Boston University have identified specific state laws that, if implemented across the nation, might dramatically reduce the death toll from gun violence, which in many years kills about as many Americans as traffic accidents or the flu.

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