A Gun For Everyone – Infographic

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wizardpc May 19, 2010 at 09:32 pm

Did you notice they got some of their stats from the Brady Campaign and Wikipedia, but none from the NRA?

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Jesse May 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I’ve never even heard of Lorcin or Raven Arms. Miniguns are not legal to the average citizen.

The problem with statistics is not knowing all the data. It says GSWs are the #1 killer of young males. Does that take into account soldiers? It would hardly seem fair to lump those dieing for our country in among those gang bangers killing each other.

I had no idea Germany owned that many guns.

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Jeff May 20, 2010 at 12:39 am

yeah, germany surprised me too. If I recall, they don’t even allow you to have butterfly knives or push daggers… =S O well, all those expensive HK civie variants must be going to someone… =P

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SPC Fish May 20, 2010 at 04:25 pm

miniguns ARE legal to the average citizen. but there is a limited number of them. less than 12. ive seen at least 3 of them in person. that is why they are soo expensive. the ones ive seen were priced from 285,000 to 350,000.

the newly manufactered ones cannot be purchased by the average citizen. only SOTs and LE

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CinSC May 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm

WOOHOO! They used my carry weapon (Ruger SR9) as one of the semiauto silhouettes!

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bryce May 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm

i Like the part
“a 100,000 people are shot each year
12,987 homicide 16,883 suicide 642 accidental = 30,512 what happened to the other 69,488 people

I love exaggerated statistics

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SB_Pete May 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

“a 100,000 people are shot each year
12,987 homicide 16,883 suicide 642 accidental = 30,512 what happened to the other 69,488 people

I love exaggerated statistics”

Shot by Law Enforcement? Shot in self-defense? Shot with good cause?

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Patrick Bateman May 20, 2010 at 10:47 am

I’m guessing the leftover people are ones who are shot but survive.

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Josh May 20, 2010 at 02:54 pm

Good call Patrick. By the way, did you hear who’s handling the Fischer account?

I also wanted to respond to SB_Pete – Technically, homicide is the killing of one person by another. Whether it’s murder, self-defense, shot to death by a cop, or shot and killed in war, it’s all homicide. The missing 69,000 people must not have succumbed to their wounds.

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Gun Nikhai May 20, 2010 at 02:17 am

That was awesome.
I wasn’t really irked by their FUD…its so run of the mill its really laughable.
Even with that inarguably INFLATED and INACCURATE statistic…how many people die per year total in the USA/year?
2.5 million? 3 million?

How do these jokers take themselves seriously?

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hmhm May 20, 2010 at 05:01 am

I’m surprised they brought in the part where restricting gun sales increased violent crime. I guess maybe they had a different view of what that statistic said..

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CinSC May 20, 2010 at 08:30 am

I was surprised at that as well. Their editor must have taken a sick day.

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Paladin May 20, 2010 at 06:07 am

Add to the list of incorrect info on the poster: China is #3 in civilian firearm ownership?? China has banned virtually ALL private ownership of firearms since WWII.

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Josh May 20, 2010 at 03:11 pm

Yeah, like convicted felons are banned from owning firearms here. It works here. (I’m just kidding of course.)

I just did a quick search for info about guns in China, and there are a lot of stories about the rising gun culture in China, and about increasing numbers of illegal guns in China. China is a HUGE manufacturer of weapons, and apparently they don’t do a very good job of regulating them, so it’s certainly conceivable that large numbers of guns are being misdirected towards illegal sales to Chinese people. With more than 1.3 billion people (more than 4.4 times as many as the U.S.) I’m sure the number of guns per capita could still be extremely low (they didn’t make it on that list) and they could still be number 3 for total number of guns.

I’ll believe it, unless you have some credible statistics that show otherwise.

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v May 20, 2010 at 08:29 am

75 ‘chilluns’ shot each day ?
(of course this includes all muggers, rapists, thieves, and general scum under the age of 35 , right?)
lying looney lefty !@#$%^&* need a beatdown…

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Christopher Burg May 20, 2010 at 10:00 am

Because we all know a “study” that cites Wikipedia and Cracked.com is a legitimate and scientific endeavor.

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RL May 20, 2010 at 01:09 pm

The article says: ” In America, 75 children are shot each day. 9 die. 6 are permanently injured.”
Shouldn’t that read: 15 are permanently injured ? Being dead seems pretty permanent to me…LOL

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Rob May 20, 2010 at 02:03 pm

I couldn’t read the small print at the top and didn’t know it was anti-gun propaganda until I saw the frowny face. I thought it was pretty neat that a gun is made every 10 seconds.

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bryce May 20, 2010 at 04:44 pm

That is
10 guns a min
360 guns an hour
8640 a day
60480 a week
259200 A month
3110400 a year
but according to experts there are enough guns for every one in the US
population 307,006,550 – Jul 2009
If the US were the only supplier that would have taken 100 years at the manufacturing rate of 1 per 10 sec
its fun to make up facts (god I have to much time)

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Josh May 20, 2010 at 06:09 pm

This article states that between the years 1980 and 1993, the net available guns per year (number manufactured + imports – exports) averaged 4.9 million, for civilian use.

http://www.gunsandcrime.org/numbers.html

The estimates I’ve seen for the number of guns usually say somewhere between 200 and 250 million. Not enough for the entire population, but I think I’ve seen it said that it’s enough for every adult. Still, with those numbers you’d be looking at 40+ years, not counting the number of firearms destroyed during that time. However, obviously periods of history have gone through different fluctuations regarding numbers being produced, imported, purchased, etc. This article states that last year alone, more than 14,000,0000 firearms were purchased legally in the U.S. That’s a lot of guns! That’s one every 2 and ¼ seconds –

http://www.ammoland.com/2010/01/13/gun-owners-buy-14-million-plus-guns-in-2009/

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K Pete May 20, 2010 at 06:17 pm

Cool – I have a “crime gun” – who knew?

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Mike May 20, 2010 at 08:10 pm

Why are there no “deadly high powered assault rifles” on the list of common guns used in crimes? I thought all criminals used them?

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Jeremiah May 20, 2010 at 08:58 pm

Yeah, $3000 ARs, collector-grade Galils & HKs, and Barrett .50 BMG rifles are used in almost every gun crime! And of course EVERY criminal bought them at the local gun store or at one of those horrible gun shows which sell grenades and belt-fed machineguns to illegals to take back into Mexico.

Not to mention you can convert a clear plastic Airsoft gun from Wal-Mart into a fully automatic assault rifle firing steel-tipped cop-killer bullets for about $0.10. Gosh where is the graphic on that one?

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Aleksandr Mravinsky May 21, 2010 at 12:38 am

I thought it was promoting gun ownership at first. Until it got into the half-truths about people killed by guns (why not mention the million and a half who use guns defensively each year?). Then there was the bull about the flamethrower and miniguns. I’d have more than zero of them if they were legal to own. But then it got to the “Crime increased when Sales decreased” thing, and I was just left confused. Nice graphics, but I can’t tell what their aim is. Seems to use “sensationalist” data from both sides.

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Jack Tors May 22, 2010 at 01:54 pm

It says “Flamethrowers can purchased for $300 online”. Shouldn’t it be “…can BE purchased…? I wonder which brick and mortar school these “OnlineSchools” geniuses went to.

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