Arguments For and Against Gun Control




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“We don’t have the highest crime rate among developed nations, according to that 2012 U.N. survey, but we do have the highest firearm-homicide rate, according to a Council on Foreign Relations analysis of that study and the Small Arms Survey.”

MLA Citation:

Phillips, Amber. “The gun control debate, explained in 5 questions.” The Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2015. (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <>.

In-Text: (Phillips)

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APA Citation:

Phillips, A. (3 Dec, 2015). The gun control debate, explained in 5 questions. Retrieved (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE) from

In-Text: (Phillips, 2015)

***REMEMBER all lines of the citation after the first get indented once***

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