Oct 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

2. The deadly toll of a week in guns

Photo illustration of a memorial dedicated to victims of gun violence.

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photos: Mario Tama/Getty Images, Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Between Oct. 14-20, more than 300 people around the U.S. died by gunshot, according to statistics from the Gun Violence Archive.

Why it matters: Whether by homicide, suicide or accident, each life lost to a gun ripples out into the community, leaving a hole in surviving friends and family members that can never be filled.

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