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Suicide with a gun twice as likely as homicide — about 50 people per day

This gun shop keeps suicide hotline information readily available for its customers. [Photo by Jacob Byk.] LAS VEGAS — Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one. A national News21 analysis of 2012 data found 18,602 firearm suicides in 44 states compared with […]

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After the Newtown and Giffords shootings, polar opposite reactions from states

Four months after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut lawmakers banned at least 115 types of semi-automatic firearms.
Four months after the shooting of a congresswoman and a federal judge in Tucson, lawmakers in Arizona declared the Colt Army Action Revolver the official state gun. The differences reflect the wide divide separating Americans from one end of the country to the other.