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Barack Obama

New approach needed on gun control

The headline is stunning: "994 mass shootings in 1,004 days: this is what America's gun crisis looks like." Last Friday's headline in The Guardian reports that since the December 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting, 994 incidents where four or more people were shot took the lives of 1,260 people and wounded 3,606 more. The website provides some sobering statistics: Each year, more than 10,000 Americans are shot to death; in all, more than 30,000 Americans die from gunshot wounds annually. Each time a gun is used in self-defense, there are 22 incidents where a gun is involved in a murder, a suicide or an accidental death. One hundred and forty-two school...