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Gun crimes in America decreasing

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With so much attention on gun violence-- you might think those crimes are getting more common-- but it turns out they're not.

A new report from the justice department shows gun crimes in America dropped 70 percent over the last 20 years.

Murders committed with guns fell 39 percent during that same time.

40 percent of convicted criminals say they got their guns from family or friends, and 35 percent were obtained illegally.

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