SANDY HOOK: GREAT NEWS FOR THE GUN INDUSTRY

Shot in the USA: Gun Violence After Newtown

SANDY HOOK - GREAT NEWS FOR THE GUN INDUSTRY

SANDY HOOK: GREAT NEWS FOR THE GUN INDUSTRY

  • $739m+ sales surge since tragedy
  • Freedom Group, Smith & Wesson, and Sturm, Ruger proudly boast of profits
  • Each child killed at Sandy Hook = at least $36.9m to gun industry
  • Each victim killed at Sandy Hook = at least $28.4m to gun industry

UPDATED: Figures updated to Dec 2013

To see how these facts were determined, access the original data here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai_o2AH8xfbAdFN0VnlEaUNtVTN3MnpVODZ1cWJFN2c#gid=4

EVERY QUARTER since Newtown has seen RECORD SALES for Freedom Group, Smith & Wesson, and Sturm, Ruger when compared to every quarter before Newtown (as of July 31, 2013)

“It’s inherently a dangerous product… it’s going to have a devastating effect on anything in its path” – George Kollitides, CEO, Freedom Group

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WHY #GUNSENSE MATTERS – VICTIMS AT HEART OF GUN VIOLENCE PROJECT

Shot in the USA: Gun Violence After Newtown

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  • SHOT IN THE USA: GUN VIOLENCE IN 2013” launched in January
  • The project has now published over 2,500 posts
  • Victims from January and February 2013 have been recorded so far
  • Site has received 34,500+ page views and 18,000+ visitors this year

SHOT IN THE USA: GUN VIOLENCE IN 2013” aims to log every victim of gun violence in the US in 2013, simply listing who they were (ideally with a photo), what happened and where. The project was launched in January 2013.

There are two reasons it was started. First, the sheer volume of violence combined with the local nature of our news coverage means it is too easy to simply ignore all the mayhem that goes on every day. People genuinely don’t know or, when they do partly know, have learned to tune it out and accept it as “normal” or the “cost of freedom”…

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