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30 July 2012

CNN, Opinion

WASHINGTON - Do guns make us safer? It's an article of faith among many gun owners that yes they do. Last week, I presented in this space some evidence of the dangers of gun ownership: the elevated risks of accident and suicide in households that own guns. I pointed to a paradox: More Americans support gun rights, even as fewer Americans own guns. I explained this paradox with data that suggested many Americans hold false ideas about the prevalence of crime - and... (

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