In the weeks since the December 14, 2012, massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut, gun violence has been among the media’s most-covered topics. TakePart went online to determine which towns in the U.S. report gun homicides by the dozens every year.
For all the attention lavished on assault weapons by politicians and pundits, FBI statistics indicate that of 46,313 firearm murders in the United States between 2007 and 2011, handguns were used in 33,034. Guns small enough to conceal in your pockets were the weapons of choice in 71 percent of these deaths.
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