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Is it time for a change

in gun control? By Rachel Adamson

President Barack Obama has spoken 15 times in his presidency about mass shootings. 20 school shootings have occured in 2015 (which resulted in injury or death); Obama is considering bypassing Congress to impose background checks for all guns sales.

School shooting victims from 2001-2015

Gun crime is down by

45 40 35

# of victims

30

deaths

25 20

injuries

15 10 5 0 2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

year

168

There have been

school shootings since 2001

75% 70% of K-12 shootings were perpetuated by minors. (as of 2014)

One in every three Americans own a gun

“Keep guns out of the hands of criminals.� Obama said

*updated as of Oct. 18 Sources: ABC News Flashpoint Slate.com Washington Post

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