In the nine months since the slaughter at Newtown, Connecticut, the gun deaths of about 8,077 Americans have been crosschecked in media reports.
This does not for the most part reflect suicides which account for about 60% of US gun fatalities.
Federal legislation to restore and extend previously effective firearm regulations is stalled in Congress.
If this stalling doesn't bother you, no action is required unless and until the death toll reaches a number—or includes a name—that gets your attention.
If the stalling does bother you, you can tell your members of the US Senate and House of Representatives you want them to #makegunviolenceharder.