VR Visualization of Gun Violence
By Julia Kilichowski Geist
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In four states in the United States, a loaded gun is allowed into a bar. In 18 other states, a loaded gun is allowed in a restaurant that serves alcohol.
There are an average of 1,000 incidents involving a firearm over any given 7 days in the U.S. — half end in injury, and a quarter end in death.
With a Google Cardboard, you can immerse yourself in the true weight of these statistics. Using data collected through Report US (http://report-us.org/), you are able to read the stories of each life touched by gun violence everyday.
The goal of this project is not to completely ban firearms. Rather, to raise awareness on legislation that, quite frankly, is ridiculous. Half of all legal gun sales happen without a background check. A loaded gun is allowed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
I hope to have legislators immerse themselves in the impact of their vote, before casting it, to cause meaningful change.
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