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Supply-side murder control?

by Leah Sakala, April 12, 2012

Graph matches the number of handgun homicides each year with the number of handguns produced, shows correlation
Peter Wagner has a new guest post on the Prison Law Blog, Supply-side murder control?, about the gun lobby’s support for laws like “Stand Your Ground” and the connection between handgun production and handgun homicides.

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