Comparison of Gun Deaths and USA Election Results by State

I don't get too worked up about the gun debate but I think we're close to a peak gun situation after the latest run on guns and ammo. The firearms industry is laughing all the way to the bank as fear based purchases clean out their warehouses. For the most parts states that voted Republican have higher gun death rates. Exceptions include: 

  • Democrat states with a higher gun death rate (NV, CO, NM, FL, DC).  
  • Republican states with lower gun death rates (UT, ND, SD, NE, KS).

States with 6 or more Electoral College votes are bold.

Obviously states are not homogenous and more detailed mapping by county would be interesting. The issue is already decided in most people's minds and I'm sure the numbers were ran before the election. 

Number of Deaths Due to Injury by Firearms per 100,000 Population, 2009

Number of Deaths Due to Injury by Firearms per 100,000 Population, 2009

2012 US Election Results

2012 US Election Results

Canada's firearm-related death rate is a measly 2.13/100,000.