Mapping the Dead: Gun deaths since the Newtown massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School


gun deaths since Newtown map via HuffPo

The Huffington Post has tracked gun-related deaths in the United States since the Newtown massacre. Click here for a jarring interactive map of those who have died. The above map is a screen grab that just doesn't have the same impact.

Here is Jason Cherkis's post, One Nation Under The Gun: Thousands Of Gun Deaths Since Newtown.

And here are the faces of those whose lives were cut short by someone who thought it was important to "rack up" casualties, which is why he chose children as his targets:

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...Lanza kept a chilling 7-by-4-foot spreadsheet with 500 names as part of research into mass killings in the past. A source, who requested anonymity, said Lanza kept tabs on the number of casualties each killer racked up and the precise make and model of the weapons used.

“They don’t believe this was just a spreadsheet. They believe it was a score sheet,” said the source, who heard the details at a police seminar in New Orleans. [...]

Detectives believe Lanza targeted an elementary school because he considered it a “point of least resistance,” and he could rack up the greatest number of kills.

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