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These 4 countries have nearly eliminated gun deaths — here's what the US can learn

Business Insider Logo By Chris Weller of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 5: The US has seen a spate of mass shootings within the last couple months, reopening debates about gun control.Some countries have figured out how to curb gun violence through targeted strategies.Efforts from Japan, Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom may all offer insight. On Tuesday, November 14, a gunman  went on a shooting spree at the Rancho Tehama reserve in Northern California, killing five people and injuring three children.A week before, a man in Sutherland Springs, Texas  stormed a church with a semi-automatic rifle, killing 26 people and injuring 20.A month before that,  a gunman in the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, in Las Vegas, shot and killed 59 nearby concertgoers and injured 546.As mass shootings like these seem to escalate in the US, so do questions about gun control. Americans who fear their town or city could host the next attack wonder what strategies, if any, the US could take to reduce rates of gun violence.No country around the world is a perfect analog of the US, but several have taken steps that worked for them - here are their insights.

The US has seen a spate of mass shootings within the last couple months, reopening debates about gun control.Some countries have figured out how to curb gun violence through targeted strategies.Efforts from Japan, Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom may all offer insight.


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