Since the immediate, knee-jerk response from anti-rights cultists being pointed to this site is “ZOMG, that’s a RWNJ site! Everything on it is WRONG!” (otherwise known as a genetic fallacy, for those curious) I am going to go ahead and link to my references right here, at the top of the post.
– The starting point for the number of firearms in America is the lower bound of the Small Arms Survey of 2003.
– All further numbers are derived from adding or subtracting the appropriate numbers from the Firearms Commerce in the United States Annual Statistical Update published by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, back to 1986. For the 1981-1985 numbers, I used Shooting Industry News’ records.
– The deaths data, as well as population data, came from the Centers for Disease Control’s WISQARS Fatal Injury Reports.
– “Shall issue” states are tracked by Radical Gun Nuttery.
But it does not matter because for the children! ZOMG guns! guns bad, M’Kay?!