Number of people killed by gun violence in South Carolina from 2001 to 2010 alone: 5,991

Percent by which that exceeds all U.S. combat deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined: 15

Rank of South Carolina among all states for aggravated assaults with a firearm: 2

For the rate of women murdered by guns: 4

For the rate of law-enforcement officers feloniously killed with guns: 4

For gun homicides overall: 7

Percent by which South Carolina's rate of gun murders exceeds the national average: 39

Of 100 possible points on a curved grading system, number earned by South Carolina in the latest state gun law scorecard from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: 15

Rank that puts South Carolina among the states: 34

Number of background checks South Carolina requires for private gun sales: 0

Number of proposals currently making their way through the South Carolina legislature that would change the state's gun laws: 16

Of those, number that would roll back gun laws even further: 12

Month in which a Republican state senator from South Carolina introduced a bill to make every "able-bodied citizen" over the age of 17 part of South Carolina's "unorganized militia": 3/2015

Month in which the South Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill to abolish the requirement for concealed-carry applicants to undergo background checks: 4/2015

Year in which the South Carolina Senate plans to take up that legislation after deciding more hearings were needed: 2016

(Click on figure to go to source. Facing South intern Aidan Coleman provided reporting assistance.)