The Southern states introduce laws that are too permissive, leading to far higher death rates than the rest of the country. These two maps illustrate this clearly.
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Gun death and injury in the Midwest correlates strongly with strength or permissive nature of their gun laws as these maps demonstrate clearly.
Gun laws have a direct relationship with gun deaths. The states with most permissive gun laws experience more gun death and injury as these images demonstrate.
Gun restrictions clearly work in the Northeastern United States. The death rate in that region of the country is far lower than any other region of the nation. The single most compelling reason is the relative absence of firearms.
Restrictions on firearms are widely condemned in the United States. Yet, those states with more stringent gun laws are safer places, with fewer gun deaths than those with permissive gun laws.