Monday, June 10, 2013

the killings | 4849 US Firearm Deaths Since Newtown

As of June 09, 2013, the total of US gun deaths since the December 14 gun massacre at Newtown reached 4,849.[1]

We lost 20 on June 1st
22 on June 2nd,
15 on June 3rd,
28 on June 4th
17 on June 5th
08 on June 6th
11 on June 7th
16 on June 8th
five on June 9th

We can make gun violence harder.

Tell your US Senators and Member of the House of Representatives how you want them to vote on background checks associated with the sale of firearms through the internet and traveling gun shows.

Senate email  House email

If you're still wrestling with the notion that guns are easy to buy on the street (so why bother with background checks for gun show and internet purchases), check out this argument to the contrary from convicted felon Matthew Parker.

[1] Slate and the Twitter feed @GunDeaths are posting data in an interactive record of every gun death in North America regardless of cause and without comment.

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