Thursday, January 03, 2013

Hammers and Clubs

Did you know, that according to the FBI, more people are killed each year by hammers and clubs than by rifles?  I didn't know that either, and shame on me.
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?


Old NFO said...

Hammers/clubs are more readily available... They MUST be banned... /snark off

Windy Wilson said...

Ridgway, the Green River serial killer, murdered almost three times the number of dead at Newton school, with his bare hands.
If there were political points to be made, I hesitate to think what laws would be passed by people who think prior restraint is good.