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Art of War : Gun Violence in America

600,000 Americans are victimized in handgun crimes each year. In 2002, there were 30,242 gun deaths in the U.S:
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Firearm homicide was the number one cause of death for Black men ages 15-34 and the leading cause of death for all black 15-24 year olds.

During the 20th century more Americans were killed by gun violence within the U.S. than died from combat wounds, disease, and accidents in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnamese War, and the Gulf War combined. (National Center for Health Statistics and the Department of Veteran Affairs

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