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  •  Virginia is also really bad (5+ / 0-)

    for gun trafficking.
    Here's a report of gun laws by state. It turns out (not surprisingly), that 8 of the 10 states with the most gun violence also have the weakest laws:
    A 50-State Analysis of Gun Violence and Its Link to Weak State Gun Laws

    Despite this complex web of factors that influence the rate of gun violence, this report finds a clear link between high levels of gun violence and weak state gun laws. Across the key indicators of gun violence that we analyzed, the 10 states with the weakest gun laws collectively have an aggregate level of gun violence that is more than twice as high—104 percent higher, in fact—than the 10 states with the strongest gun laws.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 06:20:28 AM PDT

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