Guns vs. Terrorism

Last week, in response to the Umpqua Community College Shooting, President Obama challenged news organizations to report the total number of recent deaths caused by terrorism as compared to those caused by guns in America. Wired rose to the challenge and did a terrific job, showing, as Obama guessed, that guns kill far more Americans than terrorism. Like good journalists, they offered additional data for comparison: deaths by diabetes, by motor vehicles and by heart disease. The context is useful, but for me it clouds the stark graphic that Wired produced, so I pared it down to just guns vs. terrorism.

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