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There are more places to buy guns in the United States than there are Starbucks worldwide

Brandon Wexler demonstrates for a customer at a store in Delray Beach, Florida, in 2016. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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Back to the beginning of the program: gun violence…

In which I repeat myself from our broadcast of Dec. 14 2012, the day of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary.

I noted that day in our search for some way to quantify what had happened, that there were then more places to buy a firearm in this country than there were Starbucks on the whole planet.

We looked up the latest numbers this afternoon. It’s still true.

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