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  • Mass. Gun Crimes Rise Despite Strict Laws

    WBUR - 02/04/2013

    Massachusetts passed some of the toughest guns laws in the nation in 1998, but statistics show that since then, the number of gun-related crimes committed here has risen.

    The Boston Globe reports that in 2011, Massachusetts recorded 122 gun-related homicides, almost double the 65 homicides in 1998.

    James Alan Fox, professor of criminology, law and public policy at Northeastern University, joined WBUR Monday to discuss what these numbers mean.