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Mass shootings are rare – firearm suicides are much more common, and kill more Americans

By Lacey Wallace, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State
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As the U.S. deals with two mass shootings in a single week, public outcry about racism, gun violence, gun rights and what to do about these issues is high. At last count, 10 people were shot dead at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, on March 22. Just days earlier, eight people were killed in a series of shootings at spas in Atlanta, Georgia.

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