Source: The Mercury, 21 July, 1993, p.17


ABOUT six in 10 United States 
high school students say they 
could get a handgun if they 
wanted one, a third of them with-
in an hour, a survey shows.  The 
poll of 2508 junior and senior 
high school students in Chicago 
also found 15 per cent had 
actually carried a handgun within 
the past 30 days, with 4 per cent 
taking one to school.  As well, 
the survey, sponsored by the 
Chicago-based Joyce Foundation, 
found 35 per cent said they felt 
their lives could be cut short by 
handgun violence.

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