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Assault hammers and standard capacity clubs kill more people per year than rifles.

I know I talked about this in the past, but Brietbart brought it up again.

You can check out the FBI crime stats – HERE

Sure the “Other guns or type not stated” numbers might add to the rifles column… but if it wasn’t a rifle, shotgun, or handgun what could the “other” be?  Zip guns I guess… or punt guns… I’m sure there are lots of punt gun murders daily, those things are killing machines.

This is all using the same unbiased FBI crime stats that advanced v-neck guy talked about a couple days ago.

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Thoughts?

Hat tip: Brad

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Hard to take seriously with the toy Beretta 92 and teacup grip:

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Hopefully the data is legit at least.  It lists Wikipedia as one of the sources, which never impresses me.  I figured some of you guys would like to take a look, and possibly tear the people that put this out a new one. haha

The bar graph at the bottom seems pretty useless considering it’s only representing the change seen in 1 year.  At first glance it looks like shit got real in SD, IA, and ID… but then you look at the map and see they are among the safest places in the country to live.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Bill

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According to the Journal Pediatrics, children in the most rural areas of the United States are as likely to die by gunfire as those in the biggest cities, a new analysis of nearly 24,000 deaths finds.

The researchers analyzed data on nearly 24,000 gun-related deaths among those 19 and younger from 1999 through 2006. That included about 15,000 homicides, about 7,000 suicides and about 1,400 accidental shootings for the eight-year period.

Full Story – HERE

One problem:

Last time I checked, a person is no longer considered a youth when they turn 18… so why are they including 18 and 19 year olds in the statistics?

Fix your stats Journal Pediatrics, then get back to us.

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