Category Archives: GUN NUMBERS

“Suicide And Gun Control?”

Earlier today, someone stopped by searching for “suicide and gun control.” Since it has been several years since I did anything by add data to that file I was forced to recompile the file before I could add an up … Continue reading

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How Many Guns In The United States?

Someone came by searching for “how many guns in the united states.” Seventy years ago, getting an answer to that question would have involved a polling organization, a lady with a confidence inspiring voice, and a question. “How many guns … Continue reading

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How Many Guns Sold In A Year?

Someone stopped by searching for “how many guns sold in a year.” Assuming the total is for the United States, the ATF “Firearms i Commerce” reports 11,089,568 new guns were made or imported, and presumably sold in the United States. … Continue reading

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How Many Americans Own Guns?

Someone stopped by searching for “approximately how many americans own guns.” With up to forty percent of American gun owners polled denying the fact, and the many who inherit or receive guns as gifts, that becomes a difficult question to … Continue reading

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“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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