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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