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America’s gun laws: Colorado’s dark night | The Economist

IF YOU live in America, you are four times more likely to be murdered than if you live in Britain, almost six times more likely than in Germany, and 13 times more likely than in Japan. These are simple facts on which all can agree; just as it is a simple fact that two-thirds of all murders in America involve guns, whereas in Britain the figure is under 10%. Beyond that, though, there is …

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Guns in America: The NRA’s star may be on the wane | The Economist

ONE of the things Europeans find incomprehensible about America is its love of guns. There are two reasons they don’t get it. One is that …

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Trayvon Martin and America’s Gun Laws : The New Yorker

Just after seven-thirty on the morning of February 27th, a seventeen-year-old boy named T. J. Lane walked into the cafeteria at Chardon High School, about thirty miles outside …

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Zimmerman’s lawyers withdraw from Trayvon Martin shooting case

The attorneys for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in February, are off the …

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More Concealed Guns, and Some Are in the Wrong Hands – NYTimes.com

Alan Simons was enjoying a Sunday morning bicycle ride with his family in Asheville, N.C., two years ago when a man in a sport utility vehicle suddenly pulled alongside him and started berating him for …

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