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Study: Gun Violence has Tripled in Movies

A new study shows that movie violence has more than doubled since 1950 and gun violence in films has tripled since 1985. Researchers with the American Academy of Pediatrics noted that the increase comes largely in movies rated PG-13, which are not recommended for children under 13. Trained coders identified the presence of violence in each 5-minute film segment for one-half of the top 30 films since 1950 and the presence of guns in violent segments since 1985, the first full year the...

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