The quality of your gun-​​licensing laws is only as good as those sur­rounding you,” said James Alan Fox, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity criminologist.

By that mea­sure, according to gun-​​law pro­po­nents, Mass­a­chu­setts has proved to be vul­ner­able. Only two states have a higher per­centage of out-​​of-​​state guns found at crime scenes, according to a study by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group cofounded by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

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