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Dear Cop,
According to the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services, 6,200 individuals were killed by handguns in 2001, which accounts for 72% of the total of gun-related deaths for that type of weapon. The other weapon types include rifles (4%), shotguns (4%), other guns (1%) and undisclosed (18%). What is the point in reapplying a ban on assault weapons when approximately 3 out of 4 deaths are the result of handguns? … read more