More people were killed by fists and blunt objects such as hammers and clubs than with rifles and shotguns between 2005 and 2011 in accordance with the FBI crime statistics, as reported by Breitbart.com on January 3rd, Thursday.
Statistics showed that in 2005 the number of murders committed with a rifle was 445 compared to 608 with clubs and hammers, 905 murders with hand and feet categorized as “personal weapons”, knives were used in 1,920 murders and shotguns were involved in 522 murders. Handguns, on top of the list, accounted for 7, 565 murders.
In 2011, Handguns again ranking no. 1 accounted for 6,220 murders, rifles in 323, personal weapon involved in 726 murders, blunt weapons were used in 496 and knives in 1,694.
And so the list goes, the numbers on a downward trend, but the fact that more people are killed with blunt objects each year remains constant.
Nearly twice as many people killed by “personal weapons” each year than killed by a rifle is another interesting fact, particularly amid the Democrat’s feverish proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Diane Feinstein and her allies, to ban many different rifles, apparently to keep us safe, of course, as written by Awr Hawkins.
He added that “The bottom line is that the proposed ban on assault rifles is illogical and unconstitutional as we face far greater risk from individuals wielding carpenter’s tools and caveman’s stick”.
Feinstein and her allies’ focuses are misdirected and they would be better off if they demanded that knives and bare hands be registered, as it seems fairly obvious that if more people have guns, less people would be inclined to use blunt objects as instruments in committing a crime.
The number of murders committed with the use of hammers and clubs consistently exceeds the number of murders with a rifle.