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Waiting periods on guns prevent 750 US deaths per year: study

WASHINGTON: Laws that require waiting periods before the purchase of handguns save hundreds of lives per year and reduce the rate of gun homicides by 17 percent, US researchers say. More than 33,000 gun-related deaths occur annually in the United States, said the study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed journal. Researchers at Harvard University looked at laws that require would-be gun purchasers to wait before obtaining a firearm, and how the number of…