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It has been nearly a month since the tragic mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona where 6 people were killed and 20 injured, when a mentally ill man with a drug abuse problem, allegedly opened fire with a 9mm handgun equipped with a magazine loaded with 30 bullets. Now that time has passed since the event we should look back and ask ourselves what lessons can be learned and what actions can be taken to lessen the risk of this happening again.
A recent national wide poll of over 1000 Americans taken this month showed that 86% of all Americans including 81% of gun owners want to see stronger gun safety laws including a background check on all purchases. Yet despite the recent tragedy in Tucson it is highly likely that any new laws will pass, at least not on the federal level.