In the 98 days since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there have been at least 2,243 more shooting deaths in the US. This interactive map, published yesterday by the Huffington Post, shows the names, dates, and places of those deaths. Appalling statistics. Senseless carnage in what is often said to be the most advanced, most civilized nation in the world. Is this really the price gun rights activists are willing to pay to keep their precious guns, their assault rifles, their high-capacity magazines? Would they really rather see this continue than submit to simple background checks?
We’re better than this.
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