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Stricter governmental regulation of handgun sales would be costly to the taxpayer. Moreover, in states where measures have been taken to make handguns more difficult to acquire legally, there has been no decrease in the number of murders committed with illegally-acquired handguns. Therefore, no further steps should be taken to make handguns less readily available, since the only people who would benefit from such actions are criminals.
Which one of the following, if true, provides the most serious challenge to the conclusion drawn by the author above?

a.There exists the possibility that stricter regulation of handgun sales could reduce the number of murders committed with legally acquired handguns, though no conclusive study has confirmed this.

b. Stricter governmental regulation of handgun sales would reduce the number of murders and other crimes committed with legally acquired handguns.

c. More aggressive regulation of handgun sales than that which has been employed in the states mentioned above could, with strict enforcement, help to reduce the total number of handguns in circulation.

d. Stricter governmental regulation of handgun sales would do nothing to increase the number of murders committed with illegally acquired handguns.

e. People other than those who legally purchase handguns are put at risk by the presence of handguns in private homes.

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