Why Does America Love Guns?

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America has more guns than residents per capita, yet it also has the highest gun deaths per capita. So why does America love guns so much?

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U.S. Has More Guns – And Gun Deaths – Than Any Other Country, Study Finds
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/09/19/u-s-has-more-guns-and-gun-deaths-than-any-other-country-study-finds/
“The United States has more guns and gun deaths than any other developed country in the world, researchers found.”

Despite lower crime rates, support for gun rights increases
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/04/17/despite-lower-crime-rates-support-for-gun-rights-increases/
“For most of the 1990s and the subsequent decade, a substantial majority of Americans believed it was more important to control gun ownership than to protect gun owners’ rights.”

Guns Kill Children
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/06/gun_deaths_in_children_statistics_show_firearms_endanger_kids_despite_nra.html
“The overwhelming evidence that pediatricians are right and the NRA is wrong.”

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