This series of infographics is finally done! (and it is terrifying!) They are for the non-partisan group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and explore current gun policy (and its loopholes) in the US.
A little background about the project on my blog too: http://kellianderson.com/blog/2013/03/buying-a-gun-in-america/
12 months ago
These are so rad!
Just one thing: on the second one, you have a magnifier that helps to make the transition from all the guns to one gun. I'd move the magnifier more on the guns icon, and actually emulate the magnifying effect.
Not a huge fan of infographic's, but this was done beautifully. Brilliant work.
Really nice, complex work.
Wait, you don't even have to show ID to buy a gun from a private seller? That is more insane than I could've imagined!
Nice work on the infographic, I love the textures and colors.
This is great. Very Informative.
I saw two nit-picky corrections. One: how do these states differ map you forgot to change the color of long island. Two: In the violence against women there is a space before "check" in the sentence.
This is exceptionally good! This caught my eye http://cl.ly/Nib2 (right at the bottom) — I don't think you use a stop anywhere else on the headings and it means the alignment of the line underneath doesn't quite work.
These are, indeed, both really terrifying and really good.
Dang, you are the infographic masta...
beautiful and scary!
Well-done. Thanks for helping to bring this to light.
Nice work—seems it might be missing this point however?
Anyone can buy a gun... or a beer, or a car, or sudafed... from a private seller.
Thanks guys for the kind words and the feedback!
This is the non-profit groups' site that commissioned this (they always need good designers to help): http://www.demandaction.org/take-action
@Shelby White Well—the difference is that it is perfectly legal to sell a gun privately w/o id, background checks, etc. It is not legal for an individual to sell alcohol privately without id-ing or a car w/o transferring the registration (see what I mean?)
@kellianderson I see where the idea is trying to go but it was my understanding that in order to purchase from another person (let alone a dealer), you are legally given the duty of requiring the person to be over 18 and have no felony convictions.
To sell to someone in another state, you legally are supposed to send it to a FFL dealer... according to what I read on http://www.atf.gov
@Shelby White ahh... did you even look at the infographics? lol the first bit..
@Shelby White I hear ya. But the thing is that only 13 states have universal background check laws (hence the crossing state lines clause). In the majority of states, it is up to the judgement of the private seller whether they want to run a background check or not (doubtless, some private sellers are conscientious people.) But there is no federal law mandating that they do so—thus the system allows for a wide open opportunity for dangerous people (on the do not sell list) to get guns.
@Cameron Lloyd just to be clear, this is not an attack. I'm more than comfortable admitting that I don't know the law, but I am also comfortable asking "is this absolutely correct?". That said, yes I did read the infographic, which led me to ask the question :).
@kellianderson I hear you on the crossing state lines clause. That's how I understood it to be as well.
The section & ruling I was referring to is [18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(d), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]... looks to me like a law... just not one that you'll be arrested for—it's a fuzzy line. Thanks for taking a moment to talk through it Kelli!
@Shelby White no problem, I'm so happy that you're interested. The real policy experts (the ones who researched this infographic) are the people at mayors against illegal guns (they are a non- partisan coalition of 900 mayors.) they are a better resource than I! But I know that it is very difficult to prosecute sellers who sell guns to prohibited purchasers privately in most states. That is the loophole they want to close with federal policy. They want to un-fuzzy that line
Love the graphic however what would really be scary is if people think its a good idea to sell a firearm privately without background checking the buyer. You are risking a lot if you do. Beautiful work but sorry, not terrifying :)
soo kelli :) soo cool
Ahhhh design and politics.
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