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Guns & the Right to Bear Arms

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There were 337 mass shootings in 2018 and 418 in 2019 (defined as 4+ victims shot or killed). This means that the number of such shootings in the US far exceeds that of any other industrialized country. In terms of homicides involving a firearm, there are nearly 30 for every million people. This board explores issues related to gun ownership and gun violence in the US. The board contains pins of descriptive statistics but also explores how guns have been discussed within the media.

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Guns: Gun Ownership & Guns Per Capita
Guns: Gun Control and Access
Guns: Mass Shootings
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Guns: Gun Ownership & Guns Per Capita

Sources: UNODC, Small Arms Survey, Guardian Data Blog (compiled by Washington Post) Brian Mcfadden, Tide Pods, Killed By Police, Human Condition, Faith In Humanity, Helping People, Switzerland, Norway, We The People

Guns (Per 100 People) Compared to Homicides (Per 100,000 People)

Sources: UNODC, Small Arms Survey, Guardian Data Blog (compiled by Washington Post)

Who are the world’s top weapons exporters? Amnesty International released an infographic on the topic earlier this month, and according to the data, just six countries export of the world… France 2, Amnesty International, Foreign Policy, Poster On, Social Issues, Human Rights, Weapons, Funny Jokes, Germany

Who's Arming the World? Just Six Countries Export 74% of the World's Weapons

America has percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts - Vox Things To Know, Things To Come, School Shootings, Charts And Graphs, Gun Control, Data Visualization, Our World, The Guardian

Americans Own a Ridiculous Number of Guns Source: UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime / Small Arms Survey

Fact-checking some of the gun lobby's favorite arguments shows they're full of holes. Guns Dont Kill People, Pro Gun, Social Issues, 2 Guns, Death, Politics, Facts, Teaching

10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down

(2 of 10) Myth #2: Guns don't kill people--people kill people. Fact-check: People with more guns tend to kill more people--with guns. The states with the highest gun ownership rates have a gun murder rate 114% higher than those with the lowest gun ownership rates. Also, gun death rates tend to be higher in states with higher rates of gun ownership. Gun death rates are generally lower in states with restrictions such as assault-weapoons bans or safe-storatge requirements.

gun ownership study state map - Provided by Business Insider= own guns not have guns U.s. States, United States, Federal Prison, Molon Labe, Question Everything, Gun Control, State Map, Us Map, Historical Maps

Percent Who Own Guns, June 2015 Source: Kalesan, Keyes, et. al. / Business Insider

About four-in-ten gun owners say there is always a loaded gun within easy reach when they're at home - % of gun owners saying there is a loaded gun easily accessible to them __ when at home Source: Pew Research Center Pew Research Center, Gun Control, Self Help, Crime, Guns, Color Guard, Sayings, American, Easy

About four-in-ten gun owners say there is always a loaded gun within easy reach when they're at home - % of gun owners saying there is a loaded gun easily accessible to them __ when at home Source: Pew Research Center

Majority of gun owners own multiple guns Source: Pew Research Center Pew Research Center, Pro Gun, Political Issues, Free Market, Gun Control, Attitude, Guns, Politics, Relationship

Majority of gun owners own multiple guns Source: Pew Research Center

Gun ownership is far more common among Republicans than Democrats Source: Pew Research Center Pew Research Center, Far More, Maps, This Is Us, Politics, Bear, Blue Prints, Bears, Map

Gun ownership is far more common among Republicans than Democrats Source: Pew Research Center

About four-in-ten adults say they live in a gun-owning household % of all adults saying they. Source: Pew Research Center Pew Research Center, Diana Gabaldon Outlander Series, Political Economy, Gun Rights, Gun Control, Rural Area, Data Visualization, Guns

About four-in-ten adults say they live in a gun-owning household % of all adults saying they... Source: Pew Research Center

Guns: Gun Control and Access

  Pro Gun, Shooting Range, Gun Control, Sociology, Social Issues, History Facts, Social Studies, Chicago
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For years, the gun lobby has pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control won't work.

Source: Gallup, 2020 Guns, Bear, Weapons Guns, Bears, Revolvers, Weapons, Rifles, Firearms

Support for Stricter Gun Laws, 2010 - 2019

Source: Gallup, 2020

"If you are going to use a handful of crimes by undocumented immigrants as a reason for why we need a wall, then you'd better use the 325+ mass shootings in America last year as a reason why we need gun control. One is an actual problem, the other is manufactured." Gun Control, We Need, Crime, Guns, Politics, Activists, America, Bear, Wall

Emma González (b. 2000)

"If you are going to use a handful of crimes by undocumented immigrants as a reason for why we need a wall, then you'd better use the 325+ mass shootings in America last year as a reason why we need gun control. One is an actual problem, the other is manufactured."

Abraham on Gun law analysis by state, ordered by gun-related death rate. c law analysis by state, ordered by gun-related death rate. Control Issues, Gun Control, Family Foundations, Pro Gun, Social Issues, Social Work, Sociology, Data Visualization, Self Help

Gun-related Deaths per 100,000 People, by State [Top] Hawaii - 2.6 deaths [Bottom] Alaska - 19.8 deaths | Source: The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Kaiser Family Foundation; NRA-ILA

Charts: How Foreign Firms Flood America With Guns—and Get Rich Doing It Religious Tolerance, Tax Haven, Environmental Factors, Cool Countries, How To Get Rich, Natural Disasters, Law, Guns, Germany

America: A Permissive Gun Market - Our top 10 foreign suppliers have far stricter gun laws than we do. Source: GunPolicy.org / Mother Jones

Buying 60000 rounds of ammo online: Legal. Buying last week's episode of Breaking Bad: Not legal, $150k fine. Social Justice Topics, Breaking Bad, Things To Think About, Guns, Politics, Bear, Math Equations, Stuff To Buy, Weapons Guns

Buying 60000 rounds of ammo online: Legal. Buying last week's episode of Breaking Bad: Not legal, $150k fine.

Guns: Mass Shootings

Source: CDC / Mother Jones, 2020 Mother Jones, This Is Us, Guns, Bear, Weapons Guns, Bears, Revolvers, Weapons, Rifles

Mass Shootings in the U.S., 2010-2019

Source: CDC / Mother Jones, 2020

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Sandy Hook, Newtown Shooting, 242, School Shootings, State Police, Nbc News, Supreme Court, Police Officer, Police Cars

A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, and killed six staffers and 20 first-graders before turning the gun on himself. In this image a Connecticut State Police officer leads children out of the school — in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo credit: Shannon Hicks

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Cumulative number of school shootings from March through June for every school year since 1999-2000 Source: The Washington Post School Shootings, Secondary School, The Washington Post, Guns, Education, March, Bear, Number, Weapons Guns

A record number of school shootings since March, when many schools began to reopen

Cumulative number of school shootings from March through June for every school year since 1999-2000 Source: The Washington Post

Sources: UNODC, Small Arms Survey, Guardian Data Blog (compiled by Washington Post) Brian Mcfadden, Tide Pods, Killed By Police, Human Condition, Faith In Humanity, Helping People, Switzerland, Norway, We The People

Guns (Per 100 People) Compared to Homicides (Per 100,000 People)

Sources: UNODC, Small Arms Survey, Guardian Data Blog (compiled by Washington Post)

An investigator holds a suicide note left by a sixth-grader who fired shots into the ceiling at Plymouth Middle School on April 26, 2021, outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. His plan was to force police to shoot him, but in the end, he was unharmed. Photo credit: Troy Gorham Sixth Grade, Turn Off, Plymouth, How To Plan, How To Make, Middle School, My Life, Hold On, Death

"I hope my death makes more senses then my life," 2021

An investigator holds a suicide note left by a sixth-grader who fired shots into the ceiling at Plymouth Middle School on April 26, 2021, outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. His plan was to force police to shoot him, but in the end, he was unharmed. Photo credit: Troy Gorham

  Pro Gun, Shooting Range, Gun Control, Sociology, Social Issues, History Facts, Social Studies, Chicago
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For years, the gun lobby has pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control won't work.

Source: Gallup, 2020 Guns, Bear, Weapons Guns, Bears, Revolvers, Weapons, Rifles, Firearms

Support for Stricter Gun Laws, 2010 - 2019

Source: Gallup, 2020

Source: CDC / Mother Jones, 2020 Mother Jones, This Is Us, Guns, Bear, Weapons Guns, Bears, Revolvers, Weapons, Rifles

Mass Shootings in the U.S., 2010-2019

Source: CDC / Mother Jones, 2020

"If you are going to use a handful of crimes by undocumented immigrants as a reason for why we need a wall, then you'd better use the 325+ mass shootings in America last year as a reason why we need gun control. One is an actual problem, the other is manufactured." Gun Control, We Need, Crime, Guns, Politics, Activists, America, Bear, Wall

Emma González (b. 2000)

"If you are going to use a handful of crimes by undocumented immigrants as a reason for why we need a wall, then you'd better use the 325+ mass shootings in America last year as a reason why we need gun control. One is an actual problem, the other is manufactured."

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Sandy Hook, Newtown Shooting, 242, School Shootings, State Police, Nbc News, Supreme Court, Police Officer, Police Cars

A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, and killed six staffers and 20 first-graders before turning the gun on himself. In this image a Connecticut State Police officer leads children out of the school — in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo credit: Shannon Hicks

Who are the world’s top weapons exporters? Amnesty International released an infographic on the topic earlier this month, and according to the data, just six countries export of the world… France 2, Amnesty International, Foreign Policy, Poster On, Social Issues, Human Rights, Weapons, Funny Jokes, Germany

Who's Arming the World? Just Six Countries Export 74% of the World's Weapons

Abraham on Gun law analysis by state, ordered by gun-related death rate. c law analysis by state, ordered by gun-related death rate. Control Issues, Gun Control, Family Foundations, Pro Gun, Social Issues, Social Work, Sociology, Data Visualization, Self Help

Gun-related Deaths per 100,000 People, by State [Top] Hawaii - 2.6 deaths [Bottom] Alaska - 19.8 deaths | Source: The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Kaiser Family Foundation; NRA-ILA

America has percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts - Vox Things To Know, Things To Come, School Shootings, Charts And Graphs, Gun Control, Data Visualization, Our World, The Guardian

Americans Own a Ridiculous Number of Guns Source: UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime / Small Arms Survey