Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

Richard Florida
by Richard Florida
Fri Jan 14th 2011 at 12:00pm UTC

The Geography of Gun Deaths

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Terrible tragedies like last week’s mass shootings in Tucson cause us to search for deeper answers. Many were quick to blame America’s divisive and vitriolic political culture for the violence; others portray the shooter as an unhinged, clinically deranged person with his own unfathomable agenda. Arizona has been Ground Zero for the battle over immigration. Were the state’s political and economic travails a contributing factor? There has been some talk about guns, too. Might tighter gun control laws have made a difference?