Guns & Gun Violence in America
Firearms in the U.S.
The below infographic contains selected data on different aspects of guns and gun violence in America. We look at mass shootings and shootings at schools. The number of firearm-related deaths has surpassed the number of U.S. war dead in all armed conflict since the War of Independence in 1775. One of the underreported consequences of having many guns in private hands is the high count of gun suicides, which are more common than gun homicides. Background checks for gun purchases have dropped under the current president, who has vowed not to touch gun rights. And we have a look at the money spent by gun lobby groups, such as the NRA, to influence politicians in favor of liberal gun laws.
This chart shows selected statistics on guns and gun violence in America