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Heroes in big screen hits like “Skyfall” and “Iron Man 3″ are more likely to be packing heat than they were three decades ago, according  to researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Ohio State University. Gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled since 1985, the study’s authors write. In fact, last year  movies with that rating contained more gun violence than the top-grossing R-rated movies.  Since 2009, the amount of carnage in PG-13 films has been roughly equivalent to films that are rated R. “It’s disturbing that PG-13 movies are filled with so much gun violence, »

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