May 7, 2014

Did U.S. Gun Laws Kill a German Student?

Assmann et al., Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

Diren D., a German high school student from Hamburg, wanted to get a taste of American freedom during an exchange year abroad. Instead, he ended up dead. Are American gun laws to blame?

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