Guns in America: we’re still very far from having a reasonable conversation or passing laws to keep dangerous fire arms out of the hands of the mentally ill or the criminally insane. Which is one reason why Kelly Anderson created this scary infographic.
“Like many others,” wrote Anderson on her blog, “I felt a sense of urgency to do something after the Newtown shootings last year, but wasn’t sure what I was qualified to contribute.”
Anderson continued: “That’s why I was so excited when Ted Alcorn from Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG)—a non-partisan coalition of 900 mayors who advocate for smarter gun laws—approached me in January to help visualize some complex/tricky policy ideas. (Fortunately, one of design’s super-powers is presenting complex information in a digestible manner.) We’ve since created a series of infographics (or, in this case, perhaps “information illustrations”) that explore “Buying a Gun in America” from three different angles. They are being used as part of MAIG’s “Demand Action” initiative.”