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FBI: More people killed every year with hammers and clubs than with rifles

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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FBI: MORE PEOPLE KILLED WITH HAMMERS, CLUBS EACH YEAR THAN RIFLES

 
 



 3 Jan 2013, 6:13 AM PDT 

According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle.

This is an interesting fact, particularly amid the Democrats' feverish push to ban many different rifles, ostensibly to keep us safe of course. 

However, it appears the zeal of Sens. like Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) is misdirected. For in looking at the FBI numbers from 2005 to 2011, the number of murders by hammers and clubs consistently exceeds the number of murders committed with a rifle. 

Think about it: In 2005, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 445, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 605. In 2006, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 438, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 618. 

And so the list goes, with the actual numbers changing somewhat from year to year, yet the fact that more people are killed with blunt objects each year remains constant.

For example, in 2011, there was 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs. 

While the FBI makes is clear that some of the "murder by rifle" numbers could be adjusted up slightly, when you take into account murders with non-categorized types of guns, it does not change the fact that their annual reports consistently show more lives are taken each year with these blunt objects than are taken with Feinstein's dreaded rifle.

Another interesting fact: According to the FBI, nearly twice as many people are killed by hands and fists each year than are killed by murderers who use rifles.

The bottom line: A rifle ban is as illogical as it is unconstitutional. We face far greater danger from individuals armed with carpenters' tools and a caveman's stick. 

And it seems fairly obvious that if more people had a gun, less people would be inclined to try to hit them in the head with a hammer.


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DSamuels
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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imamomzilla
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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 Countdown to Dems banning hammers in 4.....3.......2....

shannonnigans
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM

I'm just glad that Lanza didn't have a hammer....

PeeperSqueak
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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True......!  Even a crazed person could kill another with a pair of scissors !

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by Blonde on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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Quoting imamomzilla:

 Countdown to Dems banning hammers in 4.....3.......2....

They seem to believe we have no fear of criminals trying to harm ppl. Lets take away all of our weapons for self-defense. The Dems will be content then.

mmccrea
by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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What a joke.  How about guns in general?  According to that FBI website more people are killed by firearms in GENERAL than any other method.  So....that is a silly arguement.  

jcrew6
by Jenney on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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Not too mention firearms don't even make the list of top accidental deaths in America.  Yet, so many liberals and anti-2nd amendment individuals use accidental shootings in households as a reason for tougher laws and restrictions.  Pure BS. 


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by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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And it seems fairly obvious that if more people had a gun, less people would be inclined to try to hit them in the head with a hammer.


This!! 


Besides, they aren't going to ban hammers!  That doesn't fit their agenda, you know.  And they don't look scary, either..  so hammers are safe for now.

jcrew6
by Jenney on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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Federal data also show violent crimes committed with guns — including murders, aggravated assaults and robberies — declined 2007-2011. 

TTC2Long
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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I'm sure those numbers would be different if guns were as accessible as hammers and clubs. Also, what qualifies as a "club?" A sledgehammer? Bat? Pipe? Mallet? So the deaths caused by ONE thing, rifles, are being compared to the deaths by a CATEGORY of things, which will inflate the numbers. I'm not fooled.
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