Huffington Post Tracks 100+ Shooting Deaths in Week

Website making a point about gun violence
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2012 9:57 AM CST
A screen shot of the Huffington Post.   (Huffington Post)

(Newser) – Everyone heard about the Sandy Hook rampage, but not so much about the dozens of individuals across the country who were shot to death in the following week. The Huffington Post tracked gun-related murders and accidents through Google and Nexis searches and came up with more than 100. It's giving the story is getting prominent play on the website under a "To Live and Die in America" headline.

"There were murder-suicides," writes Jason Cherkis. "One was shot in the face while sleeping, a baby sound asleep in a crib nearby. One was a grandmother on her way home from a store." And on and on. HuffPo notes that the count is almost certainly low, given that the nation logged twice the number of homicides in an average week in 2010. Click for the full story, which comes a day after the NRA's defiant (and smart?) news conference. Slate has a similar, crowd-sourced effort under way here. (Read more Connecticut school shooting stories.)

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