Thursday marks 100 days since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
Despite public outcry for stricter gun laws—particularly limits on assault weapons—more than 2,200 people have been killed by guns in the United States since Adam Lanza, 20, fatally shot 20 children and six educators, according to a tally by the Huffington Post.
Among the dead are three men killed during a marijuana sale gone bad in Forestville, a crime that captured the public's attention in Sonoma County and took a toll on detectives.
In total, 355 people in California have died of gunshot wounds since the Sandy Hook mass murder. In addition to the Forestville slayings, many of the killings have been in the San Francisco Bay Area:
- One in Campbell, the city's first homicide in six years.
- Four in East Palo Alto.
- One each in Burlingame, Marin City, Gilroy and Napa.
- Nine in San Jose.
- Four in Santa Cruz, including two police officers gunned down by a suspect in a sexual assault case.
- Three in Watsonville.
- Two in Santa Rosa.
- Eight in San Francisco.
In Los Gatos, the opening of gun retailer Templar Sports, 611 University Ave., just days after the school massacre sparked protests from parents. A moratorium has been adopted on future gun sales in town.
The Senate is expected to vote month on a legislative package that includes provisions to expand background checks on gun purchases, creates new penalties for straw purchases and includes funding to bolster school safety, according to USA Today. The legislation does not ban assault weapons.