This is the original chart we published detailing gun deaths per capita. Information on gun-related deaths (which encompasses homicides, suicides and accidental deaths resulting from a firearm discharge) is sourced from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. State ideology scores are based on the political donations of each state's residents, calculated by Crowdpac's algorithm which analyzes over 100 million campaign contribution records.

As you can see, the correlation is striking. However, as we discovered with further analysis, there's more to the story...


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