Rifles Don't Kill as Many People as Hammers and Clubs, Says FBI

Anti-gun folks aren't going to like this, but facts are facts. These come from the FBI via Breibart.com and Fox Nation.

Seems more people are killed with hammers and clubs each year than with rifles. By far.

Check out the numbers from 2005 through 2011:

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. By 2011 there were 323 rifle murders and 496 hammer-and-club murders. And so the list goes, with the actual numbers changing slightly from year to year.

The point is, the fact that more people are killed with blunt objects each year remains constant.

Interesting stuff, particularly considering the Democrats' feverish push to keep us safe by banning several different rifles. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have been leading the charge against rifles.

And one other thing: The FBI says nearly twice as many people are killed by hands and fists each year than are killed by murderers who use rifles.

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Truthhurts
8:48PM JAN 5TH 2013
Frank since you want total numbers for safety sake we should really outlaw cars and alcohol. What is this years number dead? 30k +. That is more than all killed by guns in all ways this year.

Truth hurts....
Frank
6:40PM JAN 7TH 2013
Ah, yes . . . . the apple and oranges argument . . . why not cite heart attack or diabetes deaths related to diet or smoking . . . . . makes as much sense as your support for an instrument whose only reason for being is to basically kill . . . . . maybe indirectly you've got a glimmer of a valid point . . . . maybe guns need to be registered, regulated and taxed like drivers, cars, alcohol and cigarettes . . . . . yes, thank you . . . . . see, you can make some sense and even suggest a solution despite yourself . . . . . at about $1500/new gun/year, that tax might almost cover the cost of putting one policeman in every school . . . . at least it would be a start . . . . thanks for the idea . . . .
JD
3:13PM JAN 5TH 2013
A ban on all handguns or guns in general is a good idea.
Because all law abiding citizens and criminals would turn in any guns they had and we would live in a perfect word.

Here's a thought!
Why do you think they are called criminals. Maybe it is because they don't care what the law says.....so do you really think they will turn in any guns they have?
Frank
11:44AM JAN 4TH 2013
Hmmmm . . . . maybe that's because so many are killed by HANDGUNS . . . . . . the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports for 2009 list 10,224 homicides that involved a gun of one type or another . . . . .

Hmmmm . . . . . show me where 10, 20 or 30 children or teens were killed at one time by a hammer or a club . . . . . . thought not . . . .

As Emily Latella used to say . . . . . "Oh, that's different - Nevermind" . . .

Pathetic "Wild West" spin attempt, once again . . . . . .
The UnFrank
12:23PM JAN 4TH 2013
"Wild West spin"? Yep. Those "pathetic" statisticians in the FBI sure are some wild and crazy gunslingers, bending the figures like that. If our Frank says so, it must be. He's purty smart.
Frank
11:27AM JAN 5TH 2013
The SSN fan club back in action . . . .

Yes, more guns make us safer (the NRA says so) . . . since we have more guns per capita than any country in the world, we must be the safest place in the world . . . . . . . . . .righttttttt . . . .

Pathetic . . . .
jeff burdick
12:26AM JAN 4TH 2013
sign the white house petition to ban hammers and clubs!!! wh.gov/UpPg

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