Gun deaths in America have risen to about 33,000 people. While terrorism, mass shootings, police shooting people, and people shooting police receive most of the attention, those deaths are a small minority of the total killings. Nearly two-thirds, about 22,000 of the deaths were suicides, 85% of who were male. About 12,000 were homicides. The article includes an interactive graphic that lets you explore the data visually, and helps put the various causes of death into perspective. It is doubtful that the resources and attention we direct at issues related to guns reflect the reality of their impact.

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Gun Deaths” – FiveThirtyEight

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