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10 Terrifying Facts About Guns In The U.S.

With gun control suddenly at the forefront of the American political conversation, interest groups on both sides of the debate have started to make their own claims about the state of guns and gun violence in America. So, what do the numbers really look like? Check below the graphic for our sources.

10 Terrifying Facts About Guns In The U.S.





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Christpher S. Koper. "Crime Gun Risk Factors: Buyer, Seller, Firearm, and Transaction Characteristics Associated with Gun Trafficking and Criminal Gun Use." Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania. 2007. 

"Point, Click, Fire: An Investigation Of Illegal Online Gun Sales." City of New York. December 2011.

Caroline Wolf Harlow. "Firearm Use by Offenders." U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. November 2001.

Sam Stein. "Gun Owners Surveyed By Frank Luntz Express Broad Support For Gun Control Policies." The Huffington Post. Jul. 24, 2012. 

U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 924(c) 

U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 2316

Ezra Klein. "Twelve Facts About Guns and Mass Shootings in the United States."  The Washington Post. Dec. 14, 2012. 

Erin G. Richardson and David Hemenway. "Homicide, Suicide, and Unintentional Firearm Fatality: Comparing the United States With Other High Income Countries, 2003."  The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care. January 2011. 
















This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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