The debate surrounding gun ownership is certainly not a new issue for Americans. However, the recent spike in high-profile mass shootings has reignited a national debate surrounding gun policy in the U.S. With all the rhetoric being bantered back and forth about gun violence, it has become increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction. Our goal is not to push an agenda, but to arm Americans with the information they need to decide where they stand on this complex issue for themselves. The dispute on how gun ownership affects violent crime rates is not going away anytime soon. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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