• After the Sandy Hook shooting, gun sales spiked - and so did accidental gun deaths

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    A new report found that gun purchases and accidental firearm deaths both spiked significantly after the Sandy Hook mass shooting.
    The study is part of a larger body of recent research that is shedding light on gun violence, according to researchers.
    Although it's hard to study gun deaths, researchers have a good idea about which policies have an impact on violence rates.
    On December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old man shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, and opened fire. He killed 20 children and six adults.
    In the aftermath of the shooting, calls for legislation...
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