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Let’s be honest. The real controversy around the issue of guns is… what might we do about it? It’s the potential firearms policy changes that make people squirrelly. But guns have been regulated in the United States, we can see what happened, and we can use that to inform what we might do. That’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.

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Further reading (links can be found at

What Do We Know About the Association Between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Injuries?
State background checks for gun purchase and firearm deaths: An exploratory study
Firearm Death Rates and Association with Level of Firearm Purchase Background Check
Effects of the Repeal of Missouri’s Handgun Purchaser Licensing Law on Homicides
Impact of California firearms sales laws and dealer regulations on the illegal diversion of guns
State gun safe storage laws and child mortality due to firearms
Association between youth-focused firearm laws and youth suicides
Firearm-Related Laws in All 50 US States, 1991–2016
State Firearm Law Database

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