More Murdered with Hands and Feet than "Assault Rifles"

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    By Dean Weingarten
    30 December, 2012 |



    In the media and Administration’s push to use the recent school shooting to advance their political agenda, they are careful to couch their words in vague emotionalism and obscure terms that avoid any facts or rational discussion. The rifles that they are most keen on banning are exactly those firearms that are least used in murders, but the most protected by the Constitution.

    Modern sport utility rifles, which are included in the vague term “assault weapons", are used so seldom for murder that many states do not see a single case in a year.

    In 2010, there were 12,996 murders. Firearms were used in 8,775. Of those, rifles were used in 358, and modern sport utility rifles, often called “assault rifles” are a fraction of those. These rifles are seldom used in crime because standard handguns, at close range, offer comparable firepower and are more easily concealed.

    Hands and feet were used to kill 742. Clubs were used to kill 540. Knives were used to kill 1,704.

    While the type of firearm was not listed for 2,035 homicides, it is unlikely that there were very many sport utility rifles in that group. Sport utility rifles are easily identified, and so rarely used in murder as to make headlines when they are.

    This does not make them rare. They are the most popular type of rifle sold in the last 5 years. Most rifles sold in the United States are semi-automatic. The difficulty of defining "assault weapon" (which primarily depends on cosmetic features) makes it hard to say how many are owned in the United States, but it is likely somewhere between 10 and 30
    million.

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    Read more at:
    GUN WATCH: More Murdered with Hands and Feet than "Assault Rifles"

    Link to FBI Statistics 2010...
    FBI — Expanded Homicide Data Table 11
     
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    Strictly statistically speaking , hardly anyone in America dies from 'assault rifles.'

    The VAST majority of murders in America are black men using handguns. Just 6% of the population, but committing the lion's share of the gun murders. wow.

    But liberals are simply not interested in discussing the murdering habits if these Democrats, and what they are going to do about it.
     
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    Ban karate? Is that next?
     
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    Just thought I'd confuse the issue with FACTS.....
     
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    Strictly speaking, and "assault" rifle is a fully automatic capable weapon. Anything else is a semi-auto with cool plastics. Fully automatics aren't found on the streets of America.
     
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    Better tell that to MS13, and the drug dealers.

    All Semi-automatic weapons sold in the U.S. require exrtensive work to make them fully automatic.
     
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    More people have been killed by cars than by atomic bombs, so I guess that's an argument that sale and possession of atomic bombs ought not be illegal.
     
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    MS13 generally prefer knives.
     
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    you're down with ms13, no doubt.

    :lmao:
     
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    oh neat... a Gun Watch citation.
     

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