Published On: Fri, Oct 2nd, 2015

U.S. Deaths From Gun Violence And Terrorism Compared

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Nine people have been killed and seven injured in a shooting at a college in Oregon, according to the police. The Washington Post reported that so far in 2015, the U.S. has seen 294 mass shootings (incidents where 4 or more people are killed or injured by gunfire) in 274 days. A clearly agitated President Obama made his 15th statement on mass shootings since taking office, challenging the media to compare the number of Americans killed by terrorism and gun violence.

According to Justice and State Department data published by Vox, over ten thousand Americans are killed by gun violence every year. Since 9/11, the number of U.S. citizens killed in terrorist attacks each year has never surpassed 75. Obama has pointed out that while the U.S. rightfully pours trillions of dollars into protecting its citizens from terrorism, Congress is unwilling to take even the most minor steps to eradicate gun violence.

 

This chart shows deaths from terrorism and gun homicide in the United States from 2001 to 2011.

Infographic: U.S. Deaths From Gun Violence And Terrorism Compared | Statista

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