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Missouri is paying a high price for its relaxed gun laws

In the past decade, Missouri has relaxed its gun laws by repealing a law requiring comprehensive background checks and purchase permits. Since then, gun deaths have increased to almost 50% higher than the national average.

Nightline on Fusion spoke to leaders in cities like Oakland and Kansas City—both of which have enforced stricter gun laws and are seeing a decline in gun violence.

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Missouri is paying a high price for its relaxed gun laws

In the past decade, Missouri has relaxed its gun laws by repealing a law requiring comprehensive background checks and purchase permits. Since then, gun deaths have increased to almost 50% higher than the national average.

Nightline on Fusion spoke to leaders in cities like Oakland and Kansas City—both of which have enforced stricter gun laws and are seeing a decline in gun violence.

Related:

America’s endless cycle of gun violence in a nutshell

Should we stop calling gun violence an ‘isolated incident’?

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