Wednesday, January 9, 2013

At Least 643 Americans Have Been Killed By Guns Since Newtown

Posted By on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Since last year's mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., the anonymous Twitter account @GunDeaths has posted a tweet for every news story they could find of a person who has been killed by a gun in North America, "regardless of cause and without comment."

After the shooting in Newtown, Slate partnered with @GunDeaths to create an interactive map tabulating the locations of each such death—while admitting that the map is "necessarily incomplete."

What they've found, to date, is that at least 643 people in America have been killed by guns since Dec. 14.

We can get pedantic and argumentative about it, as I'm sure some of the folks reading this will: that guns didn't kill people, the bullets killed them, or the person holding the gun killed them. If there were more guns, the victims could have protected themselves. If there were fewer guns, the attacks wouldn't have even happened.

Whatever. The arguments are irrelevant, because 643 people are dead.

Whether or not you blame the gun or the person behind it, the fact remains that firearms were the tools that manufactured those deaths.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

Staff Pick

Cool Summer Nights - Teacher Appreciation Night

It’s back-to-school time and the Museum is a great place to bone up on biology, rock out… More

@ Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Sat., Aug. 27, 5-10 p.m. 2021 N. Kinney Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Zona Politics: Your Primary Election Round-Up! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 21 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next Seven Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Casa Video Top 10 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The New York Times is Telling the Story of How Tucson Became an 'Unlikely Food Star' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Cinema Clips: Don't Think Twice (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation