For example. in 2011 there was 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs. It seems that the numbers on fists and beatings are even more horrific.
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.So, it appears that the gun banners haven't really done their homework.
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.It's not about safety, or guns, it's about control. Who'd a thunk that we're in greater danger from caveman weapons than we are from modern sporting rifles?