In the wake of the horrific shooting in Connecticut, Friday morning, renewed calls for gun control and an examination of gun violence have inevitably sprung up across social media outlets and news sites.

But since 1996, the United States has disproportionately suffered from mass gun violence on innocent populations.

Since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, there have been 31 school shootings in the United States and only 14 in the rest of the world combined.

Click on each dot below for details of each tragedy. The data is compiled from newspaper reports here.

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