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Guns don't kill people, people kill people and in Missouri that is exactly what happened when they repealed their gun background check laws. According to a study out of Johns Hopkins gun deaths increased by 23% since Missouri's state legislature repealed the background checks

The report concluded

The law’s repeal was correlated with a 23 percent spike in firearm homicide rates, or an additional 55 to 63 murders annually from 2008 to 2012, according to the study conducted by researchers with the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and to be published in the Journal of Urban Health.
“This study provides compelling confirmation that weaknesses in firearm laws lead to deaths from gun violence,” Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and the study’s lead author, said in a news release. “There is strong evidence to support the idea that the repeal of Missouri’s handgun purchaser licensing law contributed to dozens of additional murders in Missouri each year since the law was changed.”
Good luck out there Missourians.

Originally posted to Political Line on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 06:34 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Show Me Kos.

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