100 Days Since Newtown: More Than 2,200 Gun Deaths in the U.S.

Dozens of people have been killed by firearms in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Thursday marks 100 days since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Despite public outcry for stricter gun laws—particularly limits on assault weapons—more than 2,200 people have been killed by guns in the United States since Adam Lanza, 20, fatally shot twenty children and six educators, according to a tally by the Huffington Post.

To get the full effect of 100 days of gun violence, click the link above to Huffington Post (or here) and then the "Next" button for a graphic representation.

A similar project by Slate and Twitter feed @GunDeaths puts the total at 3,053 as of 9 a.m. Thursday.

Among the dead are four in Santa Cruz, including two police officers gunned down by a suspect in a sexual assault case. 

In total, 355 people in California have died of gunshot wounds since the Sandy Hook mass murder. In addition to the Forestville slayings, many of the killings have been in the San Francisco Bay Area:

  • One in Campbell, the city's first homicide in six years.
  • Four in East Palo Alto.
  • One each in Burlingame, Marin City, Gilroy and Napa.
  • Nine in San Jose.
  • Three in Forestville, Sonoma County, during a marijuana sale gone bad
  • Three in Watsonville.
  • Two in Santa Rosa.
  • Eight in San Francisco.

The Sandy Hook mass murder reignited the national debate on gun control, though some question if it's waning in the months since the school shooting.

The Senate is expected to vote month on a legislative package that includes provisions to expand background checks on gun purchases, creates new penalties for straw purchases and includes funding to bolster school safety, according to USA Today. The legislation does not ban assault weapons.

Keep up with local news — follow Patch

Sign up for Half Moon Bay Patch’s daily newsletter
"Like” us on Facebook
"Follow” us on Twitter

Want to share your opinions with the communities of the Coastside? Start your
own blog here.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »