New reports finding that the rate of gun-related homicides has gone down in the past 20 years.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Lacerra reports in our special series "Guns in America":

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Since their peak in 1993 gun homicides in the United States have dropped sharply, that's according to two new reports.

One study, released by the government's Bureau of Justice Statistics, finding gun-related homicides dropped by 39%. Another report from the Pew Research Center with a similar finding: the rate of gun homicides falling by 49% between 1993 and 2010.

Gun rights advocates have argued people are safer when they are allowed to own firearms. While those supporting gun control say with more background checks, gun violence would drop because more criminals would be kept from obtaining guns.

Lisa Lacerra, FOX News Radio.

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