Dark American truths from Las Vegas

Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts. 1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days: America’s gun crisis in one chart. How US gun culture compares with the world in 5 charts. America’s mass delusion: Surprisingly, the strategy of praying to God is not stopping the mass shootings in the U.S. Two dark American truths from Las Vegas: On the certainty of more shootings. Now is exactly the right time to talk about gun politics. Gun Control is more like abortion than gay marriage. Americans hopeful this will be last mass shooting before they stop on their own for no reason. What to do with my body in the event I die in a mass shooting.

What people actually mean when they label an attack “terrorism”. If the gunman was Muslim, would we be talking about Las Vegas “terrorism”? Shaun King on the white privilege of the “lone wolf” shooter. Erik Loomis on the racist roots of armed self-defense. How did Trump respond to white-on-white violence? How Trump turned against gun control. Bannon: It’d be the “end of everything” if Trump turned left on gun control. Republican senator blames the culture of “sanctuary cities” for mass shootings. Ryan: Congress focusing on “mental illness reform” to stop mass shootings. Why it’s so hard to pass gun control laws (in one graph). Why the Republicans won’t do anything about gun violence.

Dear America: It’s time to grow up and ban guns. Nothing will change after the Las Vegas shooting. If Newtown wasn’t enough, why would Las Vegas be enough?