The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., gripped national headlines as the country learned of a mass shooting that left 20 children dead.
But how many people have died since then?
Slate teamed up with the anonymous creator of the Twitter feed @GunDeaths to figure out how many people have been killed by guns since Dec. 14.
The pair created an interactive map and this shocking illustration, both of which really drive home the point that far too many Americas are victims of gun violence:
Photo: via Slate and @GunDeaths
@GunDeaths tweets about every gun death in the country, soliciting followers to send him information about gun deaths that he compiles one large database.
While data charts show gun ownership in America has actually dropped since the 1970s, the U.S. still has way more guns than most developed countries.
And those guns were used in 68 per cent of all homicides committed in America in 2011, according to the FBI.
The real-life stories behind figures like that have prompted everyone from President Barack Obama to an emergency room physician to beg for an end to gun violence.
Head over to Slate to check out its full dataset as well as an interactive map showing where every gun death since Dec. 14 has happened in America.
Slate cautions that the data is incomplete. Suicides, which make up as much as 60 per cent of gun deaths, often go largely unreported, Slate pointed out.
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