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Many advocates of gun control and those who would love to do away with the Second Amendment all together, rhetorically argue that the United States needs universal background checks to reduce gun violence and mass shootings.

But how effective are universal background checks in reducing gun violence and mass shootings?

Do you know the difference between a standard background check and universal background checks? Clink here to find out.

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Eight states and a number of foreign countries have universal background check laws in place, but are they working? Find out how effective they are by:



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