10 Minutes – Length of time Adam Lanza was shooting
90 (more than) – Number of bullets shot
38 – Number of mass shootings in 2012
$50,000 – Average cost of medical treatment per homicide shooting victim
$2.3 Billion – Total lifetime medical costs for gunshot injuries (as of 1999)
$6 Million – Those medical costs per day
49 Percent – Amount of those lifetime medical costs paid by taxpayers
20 Percent – Number of gun owners with 65 percent of the firearms in the U.S.
36,000 – Number of guns thrown away each year
16,808,538 – Number of applications to purchase guns in the U.S. from January – November 2012 from legal dealers (does not include gun shows or private sales)
88.8 – Number of firearms per 100 people in the U.S.
80 – Percentage of firearms deaths in the 23 wealthiest countries in the world that are in the U.S.
86 – Percentage of firearms deaths in the 23 wealthiest countries that are U.S. women
87 – Percentage of firearms deaths in the 23 wealthiest countries that are U.S. children under the age of 14
1 Percent – Number of gun dealers that account for almost 60 percent of guns used in crimes and recovered by police
30,000 – Average number of guns lost annually by gun dealers
22X – Likelihood a gun in the home will be used for a suicide than for self defense
7X – Chance a gun in the home will be used in a criminal assault rather than self-defense
200 – Number of annual legally justified self-defense homicides
90 Percent – Number of successful suicide attempts with a gun
3 Percent – Number of successful suicide attempts with drugs or knives
44,500 – Number of annual gun injuries from assaults treated in emergency rooms
94 – Percentage of police chiefs who favor requiring criminal background checks for all handgun sales
87 – Percentage of non-NRA gun owners supporting background checks of gun purchasers
4,100 – Average number of women killed annually with guns
4.6 – Percentage increase in suicide risk for women in a house with a gun
3.4 Percent – Amount the homicide risk increases for women
$0.2998 – Cost of a 9mm pistol cartridge at Cabela’s per bullet (sold in a box of 50)
314,968,962 – Population of the U.S.
310,000,000 – Number of non military guns in the U.S.
67 – Percentage of gun owners who claim gun ownership for self-protection
58 – Percentage who have a gun for hunting
60 Million – Number of guns in Yemen, the country with the next highest gun ownership rate behind the U.S.
2004 – Year the law banning magazines with more than 10 rounds expired
2008 – Year legislation passed to prevent sales of guns to the mentally ill
26 – Percentage of Americans wanting a handgun ban in 2011 according to Gallup
60 – Percentage supporting a ban in 1959
70 – Percentage of Florida defendants invoking “stand your ground” who go free
73 – Percentage of Florida “stand your ground” defendants killing a black person to go free
59 – Percentage of Florida “stand your ground” defendants killing a white person to go free
23 – Number of states where people who have lost their rights to firearms for mental health reasons can petition to reinstate them
1 – Number of members of my family killed at point blank range
2 – Number of his adult children who witnessed the shooting
4 – Number of semiautomatic handguns used in his murder
5 Years and 8 Months – Length of time from his death until I called it “gun violence”
2 – Days ago I started to use that term
4 – Number of guns I have fired this year