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Gun-free zone map

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Monkeyleg, Aug 5, 2012.

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  1. Monkeyleg

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    I recall that a couple of years ago somebody put together a map showing mass shootings from the last 10 or 20 years, and which ones were in Victim Disarmament Zones.

    I've been trying to find that map on Google and Bing, but no luck.

    Does anyone remember this, and know where I can find it?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
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    That would be an interesting overlay (though there are so many schools in my area, random chance would place most crime in gun-free zones), and it gave me a great idea;

    Somebody (not me) should make a CCW App for phones that pings/buzzes when you come near a known gun-free zone. Though I try to research the areas I frequent to know ahead of time if carry is copacetic, it'd be nice to have a reminded to keep you from accidentally walking into a bank or something while packing. Especially since "school zones" aren't always clearly marked and include public sidewalks.

    It could also include a quick reference list of laws for your local area, GPS directions that avoid gun-free areas, and a reciprocity wizard.

    Granted, all those are things CCW'ers should already know, but it'd be nice to have on hand as a double-check. A cursory Google search only turned up CCW reciprocity apps, so here's a free killer app for you Android developers out there :D

    TCB
     
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    I guess I didn't make myself clear. This was a map of the US with marks at all of the media-hyped spots where there were mass shootings. The map also indicated which of them (all, or nearly all) were in gun-free zones.
     
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    Mapping out the mass shooting locations would not be difficult. Determining if they occurred in a firearm prohibited zone, although possible, would be a little more challenging with changes in laws over time to determine the law at the time of the occurrence. And then there's the discretionary antigun sign postings that could be in play.

    An overall map of the entire country would be a real challenge since many "gun free zones" are frequently small areas or individual buildings and periodically change on a whim. I doubt that google maps or streets would be able to keep up.
     
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    Someone did make a map of all of the mass shootings, and had the locations marked as gun-free zones or not. I remember folks saying what a clever idea it was. It wasn't all that long ago.

    This is driving me nuts. I just wanted to post a link to it on Facebook to drive my liberal gun-hating relatives nuts.
     
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    Now there's a random/sparse dispersion if I ever saw one...
    It almost looks like it's weighted by...population!

    Guess you're not safe anywhere...:rolleyes:

    At the US map level, it's really just an "eye chart" that doesn't convey much meaningful information. I'd rather see either a distribution of handgun shooting incidents (most common type) tinted blue/red depending whether or not handgun possession was legal in the incident. More opaque tint for a higher occurence of shootings. Normalize the result for population distribution.

    I have feeling the map would be consistently one color, most vibrant in the cities (the oh-so heavily regulated and police-protected cities). However, I am far too lazy to analyze all that data, let the NRA do it:neener:

    TCB
     
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