Guns, States, and Death (Illustrated Comments on Aurora)

July 31, 2012

Surfing the web soon after the July 19th massacre in Colorado yielded two geovisualizations that touched, in part or in whole, on variables that were associated with that event, notably firearms, deaths, and place. Both the narratives that described the data visualization were fairly short, and I think based upon some key assumptions. One assumption, quite clear to me, was that data gathered at the scale of states (of the union) were a useful lens for the authors.