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I love our US Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Given the history of governments in human affairs I believe our right to own guns must be protected.  Yet as the American Psychological Association in this month’s Monitor reports, gun violence kills more Americans than terrorism.  They report that from 2000 to 2013 3,380 of us were killed by terrorism and 406,496 died from firearms, usually by suicides, intimate partner fights, or accidents.   Some proposals seem reasonable, such as keeping high risk groups (violent offenders, for example) from getting a permit and more research into what works to prevent gun deaths.  If you have suggestions let me know and I will pass it along to the APA.

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