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After Virginia shooting, some Americans searched for gun control — others searched for guns

Within the 24-hour period after the murder of two WDBJ-TV staffers in Virginia, there were still places in the US where people were busier finding a place to buy a gun than they were understanding America's record on gun violence. Below is a map of those searches, captured by Google News Lab, of "gun shops" (red) or "gun control" (blue), according to metropolitan areas.

We don't know much about the people conducting these searches, but we do know, simply, that a lot Americans looked for a gun shop this week in a country that already has more guns than people.