What's the Deadliest Day of the Week in Your State for Gun Violence?

You might think Monday would be the most likely day when miserable, unhinged people are most likely to go on a murderous gun rampage. But you'd be wrong.


In 20 states, including California, Sunday is the deadliest day for gun violence. And in several Bible Belt states, Saturday is the worst. All in all, weekends, including Friday, are the times when Americans are most likely to get shot in 29 of the 50 states.

This according to a recent story in Vocativ, which launched the investigation in response to model Chrissy Teigen's tweet after the Canadian parliament shooting that active shootings were a "Wednesday" phenomenon.

"Did she pick Wednesday based on her encyclopedic knowledge of gun crime or just pull it from thin air?" Vocativ writers M. L. Estel and EJ Fox wondered. "We’ll probably never know."

Drawing on data from the Gun Violence Archive from July through November 2014 on (so just four months) Vocativ produced this map:

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Sadly, this window was enough time for 2,200 gun deaths to occur, as well as another 7,800 shootings that were not fatal. Far too many, any day of the week.

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