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Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Parkland shooting, listens to NRA representative Dana Loesch during a CNN town hall. (CNN via Youtube)

The Parkland high school shooting that left 17 people dead last week has reignited the decades-long debate over gun control in the United States. The Florida attack was the United States’ 30th mass shooting this year, according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive, which equates to almost one per day.

Despite what most supporters of the Second Amendment proclaim, research shows that comprehensive gun laws can prevent shootings.

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