Category Archives: GUN NUMBERS

Accidental Gun Deaths 2012

Someone stopped by searching for “accidental gun deaths 2012.” Unfortunately, the “official” firearms accident numbers from the Center For Disease Control are not presently available for 2011 through the present. Media reports suggest the 2012 numbers of fatal childhood firearms … Continue reading

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March NICS Checks Total 2,488,842 Chiecks; Highest February In History!

The FBI reported performing a remarkable 2,488,842 NICS “Instand Background Checks” if March, 2014; up by 279,434 checks from 2013′s 2,209,407 checks, and far above 2012′s 1,,727,881 checks. Foul weather usually keeps people out of gun dealers. But this record … Continue reading

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How Many Guns Should An American Own?

Someone stopped by searching for “how many guns should an American own?” They did not get an answer where they were sent! Like many things, the number of guns an American should own depends on intent. Miss Esther Johnson, lives … Continue reading

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1940 Gun Ownership Rate

Someone stopped by searching for “1040 gun ownership rate.” That is a bit of a poser, since the records do not lend themselves to any analysis. The “National Firearms Act of 1938″ was a bit over a year in force, … Continue reading

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Nomer Of Police Killed Per Minute?

Someone stopped by searching for “police killed per minute.” Given that many countries release no official statistics at all, it would be difficult to made a defensible estimate of the number of police killed world-wide with any acceptable level of … Continue reading

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“what percentage of americans own guns”

Someone stopped by searching for “what percentage of americans own guns.” That would seem easy to answer but it is not as simple as it sounds. As the few honest pollsters who have tried counting gun ownership quickly discovered. The … Continue reading

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“How Many Handguns Manufactured In The United States?”

Someone stopped by searching for “how many handguns manufactured in the united states.” Quite a lot, but the exact number depends on the year. Assuming the search was for the the latest year available, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, … Continue reading

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How Many Gun Manufacturers Are There In The United States?

Someone dropped by searching for “how many gun manufacturers are there in the united states.” The 2013 ATF Firearms in Commerce Report says there were 7,423 active manufacturers licenses in effect at the end of the fiscal year, September 31, … Continue reading

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Increase In Number Of October NICS Checks Compared To 2012

While “One swallow does not a summer make,” and a NICS check may not represent a sale, the FBI reports 1,687,599 NICS “instant background checks” in October, 2013, an increase of 46,567 background checks compared to October, 2012; and an … Continue reading

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“Most Popular Weapon In The USA?”

Someone came by searching for “most popular weapon in the USA.” If by weapon the search is for a gun, the “most popular weapon” is a handgun. Considering the myriad makers or 1911′s, clones, and gussied up “combat models,” my … Continue reading

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