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America’s Gun Culture, By the Numbers 

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6,012

People who have died from gun violence in 2016. More than twelve thousand have been injured. (Number accurate as of 5:30 p.m. Monday.)

188

School shootings since 2013.

54

Senators, including Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, who voted no on U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's 2015 proposal to prevent people on the terror watch list from buying guns.

44

Senators, including Burr and Kay Hagan, who voted to filibuster a bill to expand background checks in 2013.

18

Number of mass shootings in the United States—defined as incidents in which three or more people died—since the Senate declined to expand background checks in 2013.

76

Days in 2016 that have had at least one mass shooting.

89

Number of guns owned per one hundred people in the United States, the most in the world. Second place is Yemen, which has roughly fifty-five guns per one hundred people.

1

Number of mass shootings, as classified by the Gun Violence Archive, in North Carolina in 2016. (One person was killed and three were wounded in a shooting in Charlotte on Sunday, the same day as the Orlando massacre.)

$1,200,563

Amount the NRA has already spent on the 2016 elections.

13,429

Number of Americans who died of gun violence in 2015.

  • We have the highest rate of gun ownership in the world. Yemen is a distant second.

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