States With The Most Gun-Control Laws Have Fewest Gun-Related Deaths

Mar 8, 2013

Picture of a sculpture at the United Nations headquarters in New York City taken in 2010.
"Non-Violence" sculpture by Fredrik Reuterswärd at the United Nations in New York City.
Credit Flickr Photo/Sari Dennise (CC-BY-NC-ND)

States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study published this week in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers found that states with the most laws have a mortality rate 42 percent lower than those states with the fewest. So how does Washington state compare? Ross Reynolds talks with the lead researcher from Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Eric Fleegler.