Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to City's Assault Weapons Ban

The Supreme Court announced today that it will not hear a challenge to a Chicago suburb’s ban on assault style weapons. This decision comes as the matter of gun control enters the national spotlight following the mass shooting in San Bernardino which killed 14 people. The following visualizations show a map of which states have the strictest gun laws, to show which guns are most commonly used in mass shootings, to show public opinion on the matter of gun control, and to show a map of gun deaths by state.

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