See the articles posted Jan 14th for some useful numbers. The Blow article has the racial percentages for gun deaths. The Kristof article, p.2, has a gun homicide rate comparison between the U.S. and Australia. Same article p. 3 has the state/state comparison numbers.
More on the racial percentages:
The 2013 numbers:
Black market numbers:
Suicides – U.S. numbers and details, plus the Australia 650k/20% figures for the buyback:
Australia, from an Australian – note that his numbers are 1M from buyback, about 1/3 of the total number of guns. This is higher than the other number I cited.
Gun violence – and the reasons aren’t increases or decreases in guns:
Where does the question of domestic abuse enter into our discussion?
Smart guns – The opening and closing paragraphs of The Atlantic article are worth quoting:
So much for the self-defense argument:
(In NYC a while back, police confronted an armed disgruntled employee in front of his former place of employment. Something like 7 bystanders were subsequently injured by bullets. All from police firearms.)
Are bullets the avenue to gun safety?
Another one from Kristof – he makes the gun control vs. gun safety argument, and has some good statistics (concealed carry, homicide rate, intimate partner violence).
Read this one carefully – it’s hardly all sheriffs calling for this, and there are some qualifying statements that should be noted.