Prospects limited for new gun control laws

State legislative strength scores and firearm fatality rates per 100,000 individuals per year, 2007-2010.
Legislative strength score, median (range)>
Firearm fatalities

SOURCE: "Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Fatalities in the United States" by Eric W. Fleegler, MD, MPH; Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH; Michael C. Monuteaux, ScD; David Hemenway, PhD; Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH

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