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10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down [View all]

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/pro-gun-myths-fact-check

Myth #1: They're coming for your guns.
Fact-check: No one knows the exact number of guns in America, but it's clear there's no practical way to round them all up (never mind that no one in Washington is proposing this). Yet if you fantasize about rifle-toting citizens facing down the government, you'll rest easy knowing that America's roughly 80 million gun owners already have the feds and cops outgunned by a factor of around 79 to
1.

Myth #2: Guns don't kill peopleŚpeople kill people.
Fact-check: People with more guns tend to kill more peopleŚwith guns. The states with the highest gun ownership rates have a gun murder rate 114% higher than those with the lowest gun ownership rates. Also, gun death rates tend to be higher in states with higher rates of gun ownership. Gun death rates are generally lower in states with restrictions such as assault-weapons bans or safe-storage requirements.

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