More than 1,000 mass shootings since Sandy Hook

 

San Bernardino shooting

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies respond to a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, Calif. Photo: David McNew, Getty Images

 

As you may remember the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting which occurred in 2012 was widely covered due to the ruthlessness that the killer displayed by targeting kids and even his own mother, shocking not only the nation, but the world. Since then, however, there have been at least 1,029 mass shootings killing 1,300 people in the United States. And in the wake of the most recent shooting which happened today in San Bernardino, Vox.com released several graphics emphasizing the breadth of gun violence in America.

The website also listed 11 facts about guns:

1. There’s roughly one gun for every person in America

2. Gun crime is more prevalent in the U.S. than in other rich countries

3. Gun homicides (like all homicides) are declining

4. Places with more guns have more homicides

5. There are more gun suicides than gun homicides in America

6. Suicide is more common in places with more guns

7. Living in a house with a gun increases your odds of death

8. Guns contribute to domestic violence

9. Mass shootings aren’t getting more common — and are a tiny share of all shootings

10. A tiny fraction of gun violence is committed by the mentally ill

11. Gun control is popular but getting less so

 

 

The above graphic shows what percentage of the people own guns in different countries.

 

 

These astonishing rates explain why it seems that every other week, a mass shooting fills the headlines.

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