Category Archives: GUN NUMBERS

“Gun Deaths Per Country Greatest to Least”

Someone came by searching for “gun deaths per country greatest to least” There can be little doubt that the country with the highest number of gun related deaths is Venezuela, where guns are entirely banned. Brazil is in the hunt … Continue reading

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“Percentatge of Gun Related Murders With Stolen Guns?”

Someone came by searching for “what percent of gun murders are with stolen guns.” If every murder were “solved by arrest,” every murder weapon recovered, and every recovered gun traced to its source, that would be a relatively simple question … Continue reading

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Childhood Gun Deaths, Utah

Someone stopped by searching for “utah children gun deaths.” Federal law forbids the release of personally identifiable data, and the CDC’s WISQARS System will not release that number. However, the CDC reports there were 131 childhood firearms fatalities in the … Continue reading

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Second Greatest Number Of Septtember NICS Checks

The FBI reports a September total of 1,456,032 NICS “Instant Background Checks” were set in September, 2014. This is just 3,331 NICS checks off the September 2012 record of 1,459,363 checks performed in September, 2012. This should represent a total … Continue reading

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“Handguns Normally Owned?”

Someone stopped by searching for “handguns normally owned.” Normally covers an extremely wide range of contingencies. Most handgun owners have at least one defensive weapon in a “police caliber,” usually a .38 or .357 revolver,or a 9mm, .40, or .45 … Continue reading

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“Percentage Of Illegal Guns”

A search engine sent someone by searching for “percentage of illegal guns.” The problem with a definite answer is the vast number of restrictive gun laws currently in force. Without a case by case examination of every gun in venues … Continue reading

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“how many people die from guns vs other things”

Google steered someone here who was searching for “how many people die from guns vs other things.” Well, there are an estimated 2,750,000 deaths a year in the United States and some 9,250 of those are a result of gun … Continue reading

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How Many Guns Should Americans Own?

Someone stopped by searching for “how many guns should americans own.” An answer is easy enough, but a “one size fits all” answer is not likely to fit everyone’s needs. When you subtract the 67 million Americans who are below … Continue reading

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“How Many People Killed By Assault Rifles Each Year”

Someone came by searching for “how many peple killed by assault rifles each year.” It would be nice is “reporters” and some police officers knew what an assault rifle actually is. The FBI does not keep track on fully automatic … Continue reading

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Interesting: But Take With A Dose Of Caution

The Blaze has a map purporting to show the most heavily armed counties in the United States. While it is an interesting list of rankings, take with caution. Regular Alley readers will recall that I am careful to discuss the … Continue reading

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