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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:50 PM

How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

Slate partners with @GunDeaths for an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken since Dec. 14.


http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2012/12/gun_death_tally_every_american_gun_death_since_newtown_sandy_hook_shooting.html?wpisrc=most_viral

Interactive chart and map at link.

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Reply How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown? (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 OP
Laurian Dec 2012 #1
banned from Kos Dec 2012 #2
99Forever Dec 2012 #4
banned from Kos Dec 2012 #5
morningfog Dec 2012 #11
99Forever Dec 2012 #14
99Forever Dec 2012 #3
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #6
DainBramaged Dec 2012 #7
The Straight Story Dec 2012 #8
banned from Kos Dec 2012 #9
morningfog Dec 2012 #12
morningfog Dec 2012 #13
banned from Kos Dec 2012 #15
morningfog Dec 2012 #18
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #10
rustydog Dec 2012 #16
RC Dec 2012 #17

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:59 PM

1. Wow! That's astonishing.

Being able to visualize the statistics really humanizes the toll this gun obsession is taking on us.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:03 PM

2. 160 Americans in that short time.

 

I read that there are about 280 million guns in the USA today.

Prohibition taught us something - you can't ban something Americans love so much.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:05 PM

4. I'm an American.

I don't love guns.

What a load of horseshit.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:08 PM

5. But we live in a democracy

 

you lose this one.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:02 PM

11. LOL. Guns don't vote.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:21 PM

14. Because you say so?

Funny brand of "democracy" you have there, bud.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:03 PM

3. but... but... but... guns don't kill people...

... actually...

Yes Virginia, guns DO kill people.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:18 PM

6. Bang bang

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:44 PM

7. One is too many....

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:52 PM

8. Or a better question: How many people have been killed by other people?

Whether from guns, cars, etc.

No - I am not an NRA fan, not a RW 'talking point', but I am someone who gets a little frustrated when things are blamed when something happens and not the people involved.

We don't blame wars on the weapons, we didn't blame ww2 on the tanks and planes hitler had, why do we blame murders on what people use?

Let's look at the people doing the things they do, try to understand more why than how, and focus on removing the causes.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:54 PM

9. Also, how many of the 160 were killed by an "assault weapon"?

 

My guess is none.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:03 PM

12. Your guess is surely wrong.

At least two firefighters in NY are one that sad list.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:04 PM

13. Starting to check: two more, 4 of 4 working backwards.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:24 PM

15. The base AR-15 was not banned as an assault weapon - but some variants were.

 

There are no federal restrictions on the ownership of AR-15 rifles in the United States. During the period 19942004 variants with certain features such as collapsible stocks, flash suppressors, and bayonet lugs were prohibited for sales to civilians by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, with the included Assault Weapons Ban. Included in this was a restriction on the pistol grip that protrudes beneath the stock, which was considered an accessory feature under the ban and was subject to restrictions. Some rifles were manufactured with a grip not described under the Ban installed in its place. Those AR-15s that were manufactured with those features, as well as the accompanying full capacity magazines, were stamped "Restricted Military/Government/Law Enforcement/Export Only". The restrictions only applied to guns manufactured after the ban took effect. It was legal to own, sell, or buy any gun built before 1994. Hundreds of thousands of pre-ban ARs were sold during the ban as well as new guns redesigned to be legal.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15

Inconclusive at best.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:07 PM

18. This is my favorite NRA argument.

When assault weapon doesn't mean assault. It is by far the cutest of them all. My next favorite is "no legislation will ever pass" and then "no legislation will ever change anything."

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:49 PM

16. Maybe it is because since the Sandy Hook massacre 160 people were killed by FIREARMS!!!

I could be wrong, but I belileve that is the entire issue. Let us not cloud it with stupidity like:
We kill more people with....wait for it....CARS!!!!why aren't we banning cars????

This is a huge deeply held personal belief to almost everyone. They either strongly support the 2nd Amendment, leave it alone buddy! no questions asked, or they want it repealed.

any distraction cheapens the lives of those senselessly murdered by, yes, firearms. Not cars, exploding gas cans, falling bridges...firearms.

It needs to be discussed and acted on.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:29 PM

17. The map is wrong. There were two police murdered in Topeka KS.

 

A service for Cpl. David Gogian, 50, an eight-year police veteran, was held Saturday morning at the Kansas Expocentre's Landon Arena. A service for Officer Jeff Atherly, 29, was scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/22/3978511/topeka-mourns-slain-police-officers.html#storylink=cpy

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