It is the ultimate argument in the world of gun control. What happens when you remove guns from the criminal equation?
Typically the answer is they find other weapons to use. But we don’t need gun-control to prove this is the case. The FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) proved that over four times as many people were stabbed and killed than someone with any type of rifle.
The report, conducted in 2016, covered every type of imaginable rifle, meaning even AR-15s or similar rifles were included. Based on this standard one would expect a vast divide between the number of people shot and killed vs. the number of people stabbed.
Table 12 also shows that more people were killed via the use of “hands, fists, feet, etc.,” than were killed by rifles of any kind. In fact, the tally shows that the death numbers were not even close. While approximately 374 people were shot and killed with rifles, roughly 656 people were beaten to death with “hands, fists, feet, etc.”
On September 26, 2016, Breitbart News reported similar gaps between rifle/shotgun homicides and stabbing homicides. UCR figures showed the number of people killed with rifles and shotguns combined in 2015 was approximately 548. Nearly three times that many — approximately 1,573 people — were stabbed or hacked to death.
The point of this research is to prove Democrats’ unending effort to ban ‘assault rifles’ is purely emotional and political, rather than based on real statistics of homicide.
If these politicians really did care about diminishing the murder problem here in America, they would focus on regulating knives and/or fists and feet… good luck with that, though.