Buying a gun in America- Infographic series

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  1. kellianderson kellianderson

    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/

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    about 1 year ago

  2. Simon H. Simon H.

    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.

    about 1 year ago

  3. Jordan Egstad Jordan Egstad

    Not a huge fan of infographic's, but this was done beautifully. Brilliant work.

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    about 1 year ago

  4. Steve Lowtwait Steve Lowtwait

    Really nice, complex work.

    about 1 year ago

  5. Mike Moloney Mike Moloney

    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.

    about 1 year ago

  6. Leighton Hubbell Leighton Hubbell

    Nicely done.

    about 1 year ago

  7. Jacob Rosenburg Jacob Rosenburg

    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.

    about 1 year ago

  8. Jack Bingham Jack Bingham

    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.

    about 1 year ago

  9. Olaus Linn Olaus Linn

    These are, indeed, both really terrifying and really good.

    about 1 year ago

  10. Philip Lester Philip Lester

    Dang, you are the infographic masta...

    about 1 year ago

  11. Tim Vienckowski Tim Vienckowski

    beautiful and scary!

    about 1 year ago

  12. Nicolas Elizaga Nicolas Elizaga

    delicious

    about 1 year ago

  13. Brian Beavers Brian Beavers

    Well-done. Thanks for helping to bring this to light.

    about 1 year ago

  14. Shelby White Shelby White

    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.

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    about 1 year ago

  15. kellianderson kellianderson

    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?)

    about 1 year ago

  16. Shelby White Shelby White

    @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

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    about 1 year ago

  17. Ryan Sorensen Ryan Sorensen

    So good!

    about 1 year ago

  18. Cameron Lloyd Cameron Lloyd

    @Shelby White ahh... did you even look at the infographics? lol the first bit..

    about 1 year ago

  19. kellianderson kellianderson

    @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.

    about 1 year ago

  20. Shelby White Shelby White

    @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 :).

    about 1 year ago

  21. Shelby White Shelby White

    @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!

    about 1 year ago

  22. kellianderson kellianderson

    @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

    about 1 year ago

  23. Rick Roberts Rick Roberts

    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 :)

    about 1 year ago

  24. Zsolt Zsolt

    soo kelli :) soo cool

    about 1 year ago

  25. Kyle Gray Kyle Gray

    Ahhhh design and politics.

    about 1 year ago

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