100 Days Since Newtown: More Than 2,200 Gun Deaths in the US

Dozens of people have been killed by firearms in Southern California, including a Newport Beach Doctor killed in his examining room and an Irvine couple targeted by Christopher Dorner.

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.

A similar project by Slate and Twitter feed @GunDeaths puts the total at 3,053 as of Thursday morning.

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 Sandy Hook mass murder reignited the national debate on gun control, though some question if it's waning in the months since the school shooting.

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.


What is the solution to gun violence in America?

Len March 30, 2013 at 10:11 PM
How many people's lives were saved because they had a firearm to protect themselves? While attention should be paid to violent acts where firearms are used, it's also important to note that many people are alive today because they were able to protect themselves, and their loved ones, because they had a gun. All this reporting on gun violence is too one-sided.
Amused March 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Agreed, background checks have little impact on those involved in the mass shootings. Why have we not bothered to enforce the gun regulations already on the books? And why have we decided not to take interest in those who are mentally ill or in such distress that we ignore their behavior?
Gail Ream March 31, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Ditto Len.
Chris April 06, 2013 at 10:45 PM
And, your point is? And, how many car deaths, or knife deaths and other forms of violent crime deaths there are in 100 days in the U.S.?? Answer: A LOT MORE than 2,200, but less violent crime than there would be if citizens were NOT armed. I won't even ask how many abortions kill innocents in 100 days. To be clear, every death is tragic, but this is so misleading. And how many of the 2,200 gun deaths are gang related, meaning guns acquired on the black market which would be available still to criminals if you take away all legally obtained guns from law-abiding citizens? Important details left out of this article, misleading the readers. Remember, Hitler took away all the guns before his atrocious acts on the Jews. http://www.infowars.com/yes-hitler-really-did-take-the-guns-before-throwing-jews-into-concentration-camps-or-gas-chambers/
Amused April 07, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Wow Christy, why so fussy. For the most part I agree with you. BUT, the mentally ill are most often the forgotten when it comes time to help. As we speak police are knocking on doors and taking away weapons from felons, people with restraining orders and those deemed dangerous. So Christy - what's you point?


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