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Crowd-sourced: Nearly 200 people killed by guns in California in 2 months (maps)

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Slate and @GunDeaths have created a crowd-sourced tally of firearm-related fatalities across the country in the two months since a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School killed 20 children and 6 adults in Newtown, Conn.

With an official toll "surprisingly hard to come by," says Slate, the data is "necessarily incomplete." Their interactive  joint-venture is aimed at creating a more complete picture. Click on the map and chart to search by location, gender and other criteria.

You can help us draw a more complete picture of gun violence in America. If you know about a gun death in your community that isn’t represented here, please tweet @GunDeaths with a citation. (If you’re not on Twitter, you can email 

Data method (via the Atlantic)

This report comes days after President Barack Obama spoke about gun policy during his State of the Union address, followed by the NRA's quick-fire response detailing their Thunderdome-inspired vision of the future in which buying a gun would not be a measure of paranoia, but a "survival" necessity.

ProPublica took an even larger graphing gaze, collecting published maps and charts on gun-related issues regarding sales, violence, Congress and contributors.

Washington Post (Jan. 2013) - "How the NRA exerts influence over Congress"

The Daily Beast (Feb. 2013) - "This is Your Representative on Guns"

New York Times (Jan. 2013) - Where 50,000 Guns Recovered in Chicago Came From"

(more maps at ProPublica)