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In the United States, the deadly shootings of recent weeks are a reminder that firearms are still in free circulation. But some states have taken steps to stem this spiral.

Violence and crime have increased dramatically in recent years in the United States. Even Chelsea, a rather quiet little town on the outskirts of Boston (Massachusetts), is no exception to the rule. Firearms are the obsession of the police.

In the country, there is on average more than one shooting murder every hour, or 28 homicides a day. The deadly shootings of recent weeks are a reminder that weapons are still in free circulation and raise fears of the worst today. To stem this spiral, seven states including New York have taken stricter measures on firearms, such as the minimum age of 21 to buy an automatic rifle or the limitation of high-velocity magazines.

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