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To the Editor With regard to the study by Fleegler et al,1 critics of stronger gun control policies argue that there is no rational impetus to strengthen the laws. They note that gun-related deaths have remained constant over the last 10 years; 10.4 gun-related deaths per 100 000 in the United States in 2002 and 10.3 per 100 000 in 2011.2
Jena AB, Sun EC, Prasad V. Firearm Legislation and Gun-Related Fatalities. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(21):2011. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9958
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