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United States

19 February 2008

Jakarta Post, Opinion

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — A room full of bright young people in America's oldest university is asked why the U.S. has one of the highest gun-related homicide rates among industrialized countries. Hands shoot into the air and answers flow, attaching the cause to economic disparity, social disunity, racial tension. Not a single one questioned America's penchant for guns. It's a situation many of them fear but that few understand. Friends lost, lives changed, futures... (

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