700 gun deaths in US since Newtown shooting


There have been 695 gun deaths in the U.S. since the deadly shooting at an elementary school on Dec. 14 in Newtown, Connecticut.

The data has been collected by a new interactive project  between slate.com and the anonymous creator of the Twitter feed @GunDeaths.

According to slate.com, the data is incomplete. However, they would help call daily attention to the toll that guns take in the U.S.

In the massacre in Newtown on Dec. 14, 20 first-grade students and six adults were killed.

Several activists have called for stricter gun control laws in the U.S. However, the top U.S. gun lobbying group, the National Rifle Association, has called for armed guards at U.S. schools for the protection of children.


Among 23 populous, high-income countries, 80% of all firearm deaths occurred in the United States. bradycampaign.org

The slaughter of children by gunfire in the United States is 25 times the rate of the 20 next largest industrial countries in the world combined. The Telegraph

The American gun market is estimated at $2 billion to $3 billion a year. Business Week

Each year, about 4 to 7 million new firearms are manufactured for sale in the United States. bradycampaign.org

There are more gun dealers and gun stores than there are major supermarkets in the United States, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. ABC News



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