Watch: The Year of Mass Shootings

2012 was the bloodiest yet. Here’s a video collection of our reports on gun atrocities.

This morning’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut reminded the staff here at Mother Jones that we’re tired of updating our data on mass shootings in America. But we continue to work through the heartbreak because we hope our findings will contribute to a solution.

We’ve spent much of 2012 researching American gun violence dating back 30 years. Our stories and research cover a variety of angles, which are highlighted in this video. So please share and learn more…

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