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Review: 538 on the gun debate

As a gun owner I am often asked whether anything can be done in the US about guns, and I am not sure there is a good answer. The combination of partisanship, enthusiasm from the pro gun lobby and the ruthlessly efficient NRA means that it is not easy to see a route for legislative change.

Fivethirtyeight’s podcast gives the best recent analysis of the problem facing gun reform proponents, analyses the data, the debate itself, and what possibly could happen. It is well worth listening to if you want to understand how difficult gun reform is going to . . .

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