The death tolls change, the places change. But the weapons are the common denominator.


Perspectives of gun rights and public safety are highly divided.  Part of those divisions are ideological, but there are also big differences between urban and rural America.  This map of the NRA’s “report card” on the legislators of Congress shows some pretty powerful spatial patterns.  This interactive map of people how have been shot this year shows a decidedly differnt pattern that the first. 


Questions to Ponder: How do most people feel about the second amendment where you live?  What about your local geography might influence those opinions?