Sunday, August 30, 2015

On the Fact that (According to the F.B.I. -, of the 8,583 Total Gun-Related Homicides in 2011, Only 323 of Them Were Committed with Rifles

So, just for some perspective here, there were 1,694 murders committed with knives and switchblades (424% more than with rifles), 496 murders committed with blunt objects such as hammers (54% more than with rifles), and 726 murders committed with personal weapons such as hands, feet, elbows, and knees (125% more than with rifles)....Rifles are not a big part of the problem, folks, and how anybody can continue to assert that we are going to appreciably reduce the murder rate (or even reduce it at all in that the murderer will simply use a different weapon) by banning certain rifles (the criteria being that they look scary) is ludicrous.

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