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The surprising way gun violence is dividing America

Foto: AP/Lisa Marie Pane

On average, there are 276 gun homicides a week in America. There are 439 gun suicides. All told, there are, on average, nearly 1,200 incidents involving gun violence, every week, in America.

But this landscape of gun violence - suicides, homicides, mass shootings, accidents - is not evenly distributed. Instead, it plays out over geographic and political dividing lines - and these may help explain why individual Americans see the issue so differently...

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