Actually, New York has only 5.1 gun deaths per 100,000 residents, the second lowest in the nation, according to the statistical map I just saw (link below). Many states still do not require background checks or do not prohibit sales to people with violent crime histories. Louisiana: 19.2 deaths per 100k; Alabama: 16.2; Mississippi: 16.1; Wyoming: 15.6; Montana: 15.1. Check it out here:
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