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Monday, 1 April 2013

Gun violence takes 3,000 Americans in three months


Gun violence takes 3,000 Americans in three months


More than 3,000 Americans have died in gun-related violence since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in mid-December 2012.
A new report from a Twitter feed received from Slate.com has revealed that at least 3,053 people have been killed by firearms across the US over the past three months.
The data from @GunDeaths is unlikely to be totally correct as it has not been able to acertain all the weapons-related deaths in the USA.
The gun-related fatalities could even exceed the new figure once all suicides, which are not usually reported by the mainstream press, are taken into account.
Suicides comprise roughly 60 percent of gun deaths in the United States.
Nationwide polls have shown that the majority of Americans support a ban on assault weapons amid the aftermath of the December 14, 2012 shooting of twenty children and six adults at Sandy Hook.
Following the shooting, the gunman, Adam Lanza 20, turned the gun on himself.
The United States has experienced several mass killings over the past six months, with military-style assault weapons being used.
The year 2012 was a record-setting year for gun sales in the country with over 4.5 million in firearms sales
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