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Can gun background checks help prevent school shootings?

from CNN

The chance a child will get shot at school is significantly lower if their state has mandatory background checks, according to a study in the journal Injury Prevention. Children also have better odds if their states spend more on mental health and education. The vast majority of Americans consistently say they want more background checks when polled, but no federal law mandates them, and state laws vary. Though some have questioned the impact of background checks, researchers wanted to see whether states with them have fewer shootings, as well as to determine other trends around school shootings. more

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