Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1400 Gun Deaths Since Newtown

According to Slate, more than 1400 people have been killed by guns since the horrific massacre in Newtown.  And the Web site is actually compiling the numbers from every state to get an exact count. It's hard, because since Congress killed the research by the CDC, there's no one place to get the stats from.

The only way, Slate notes, to get the correct data is to crowd-source.  Pretty sad, huh?

What horrified -- then enraged -- me this week was gun rights activists booing down one of the fathers of the victims when he spoke at the Connecticut capitol. . . the Washington Post sanctimoniously ran the definition of "heckled" and said it didn't count.

I keep seeing Wayne LaPierre's face and wanting to spit.




http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2012/12/gun_death_tally_every_american_gun_death_since_newtown_sandy_hook_shooting.html

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=18&f=1717&t=11222652

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