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A KFF survey found 1 in 5 US adults said they've personally been threatened with a gun, and 1 in 6 have personally witnessed someone being shot
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"There's been an increased push to portray gun violence as a public health issue, with experts factoring employer costs, insurance claims, mental health counseling and other variables," it added.