This week marked 100 days since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
Despite public outcry for stricter gun laws—particularly limits on assault weapons—more than 2,200 people have been killed by guns in the United States since Adam Lanza, 20, fatally shot twenty children and six educators, according to a tally by the Huffington Post.
To get the full effect of 100 days of gun violence, click the link above to Huffington Post (or here) and then the "Next" button for a graphic representation.
Among the dead is Newport Beach urologist Dr. Ronald Gilbert, who was shot to death in his examining room Jan. 28. Retired barber, Stanwood Fred Elkus, a 75-year-old patient of Gilbert, was arrested at the scene. On Friday, he pleaded not guilty to murder.
On Feb. 2, a couple in Irvine, Monica Quan, and her fiancé Keith Lawrence, were shot to death while sitting in their parked car. According to authorities disgruntled former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner executed the pair as an act of revenge against Quan’s father, a former Police colleague. After a shooting rampage that left four dead, Dorner, himself died in a hail of gunfire in a shootout with police in Big Bear.
In total, 355 people in California have died of gunshot wounds since the Sandy Hook mass murder. In addition to the Forestville slayings, many of the killings have been in the San Francisco Bay Area:
The Senate is expected to vote on a legislative package that includes provisions to expand background checks on gun purchases, creates new penalties for straw purchases and includes funding to bolster school safety, according to USA Today. The legislation does not ban assault weapons.
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