State-by-State Maps: Gun Laws and Gun Fatalities

This interactive map of U.S. gun laws allows you to check out specific types of gun laws or all gun laws:

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This different interactive map enables you to compare gun fatalities with traffic fatalities for each state:

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As “Mother Jones” reports, it’s not just homicides that are becoming more problematic, but suicides as well:

In the not-so-distant future, if current trends continue, more Americans will die from gun violence than from auto accidents, but the state of Utah is wrestling with the fact that it hit that grisly benchmark a few years ago. And it’s not “bad guys with guns” driving this trend; the vast majority of gun deaths in Utah for the past few years (89 percent in 2011; see chart) were people taking their own lives.”


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