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How US gun culture compares with the world in 5 charts

It was supposed to be the euphoric climax of a three-day festival celebrating country music. Music fans of all ages had flooded the grounds opposite the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip to enjoy the sold-out show.

But the concert was violently interrupted when a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured.

The shooting has once again reignited the debate around gun rights in the US. Here's how America's gun culture compares to the rest of the world: 


Email from Vice President Biden on the Assault Weapon Ban

 

 


Over the past few years, we've watched as new horrific shootings have replaced previous ones as the deadliest in our nation's history.

We've waged campaign after campaign to turn our grief into action — each time thinking maybe, just maybe, this will be the one that breaks through. This will...


AR-15 Rifle Used in Orlando Massacre Has Bloody Pedigree

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Orlando Massacre: Pope Francis Lashes Out Over Access to Arms


What the Founders Would Actually Say About “Assault Weapons”

by James A. D'Cruz on February 15, 2016 in Harvard Law Record

Professor Noah Feldman, in a recent article titled “What Would Founders Say About Assault Weapons?” published on Bloomberg, purported that the Supreme Court, if given the opportunity, would rule that the Second Amendment does not protect assault weapons. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit recently released an opinion that will likely lead to acircuit split with the 2nd Circuit on the issue. The 4th Circuit’s decision requires the trial court to apply strict scrutiny to the...