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Want background checks for gun buyers? For progressives, the best bet is at the ballot box

Gun violence is a national epidemic in America, with roughly 300 shootings and 90 gun deaths on an average day. That adds up to  over 110,000 shootings and 30,000 deaths each year. Progressives have strongly advocated tougher gun safety measures like universal background checks for gun buyers, which would close loopholes to help keep guns out of the hands of those likely to misuse them.
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