Graphing the Great Gun Debate
A compilation of the best infographics on guns
Published: February 25, 2013
The U.S. Shooting Epidemic, The Daily Beast, July 2012
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence estimates a multiple-victim shooting happens once every 5.9 days in the U.S. That totals at least 431 such shootings since 2005. The Daily Beast mapped the Brady Campaign's data to see where such violence occurs.
America Under the Gun, Mother Jones, December 2012
Over 140 people were killed or injured in seven mass shootings in the U.S. last year. As part of a special report, Mother Jones compiled a series of graphics on the victims of mass shootings, and the spread of looser gun laws across the country.
U.S. Gun Crime, The Guardian, December 2012
Gun laws vary across the country, but how much difference is there in gun crime? The Guardian has a state-by-state comparison, charting stats including firearm murders as a percent of all murders, and the number of gun robberies per 100,000 people.
How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?, Slate, January 2013
So far, Slate has recorded at least 1,795 victims of gun violence since the morning of December 14th, the day of the Sandy Hook shooting. Slate is also crowdsourcing gun death reports on Twitter with @GunDeaths. As they point out, "the data is necessarily incomplete," but they attempt to give a name to each recorded victim.
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