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■Class discussion: Despite a history of serious mental illness, last week's shooter was able to legally purchase the semi-automatic handgun he used to kill three people and wound others. Are there any effective controls over who can buy a gun?? If so, what are they? In the U.S., there are 88 civilian-owned guns for every 100 people – more than any other nation. Do all those guns make you feel more or less safe? Why? What, if anything, can be done to reduce gun violence in the U.S.? Do you expect the mass shootings to continue?
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