Worsening gun proliferation and violence

 

2008-2010: 300,000,000 guns in U.S. 2012[?]: 360,000,000 guns in U.S.  2017 ___,000,000 guns in U.S.

 

2008-2010: 31,593- 31,672 dead/ year

(U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

2011-2014: 32,351 -33,594 dead/ year

2015: 36,252 dead
“Gun Epidemic” declared in first front-page New York Times editorial

2016: 38,658 dead

“Our Responsibility” historic presidential op-ed: “Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Suicides. Domestic violence. Gang shoot-outs. Accidents.”

2017 est. 40,000 dead
Daily mass shootings.
Record massacre in Las Vegas: 58 dead, 851 wounded; month later 5th deadliest massacre in Texas church: 26 dead

2018: tbd

School shootings every other day – 11th by Jan. 23, 2018: 2 dead, 17 hurt in Kentucky

(in Canada: zero)