Category Archives: GUN NUMBERS

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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How Many Handguns Sold In The US In 2013

Someone stopped by searching for “how many handguns sold in the us in 2013. That is a good question – but the ATF says they cannot release those numbers at least until May, 2016. For the last year complete data … Continue reading

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July NICS Checks Set Record

The FBI reported a total of 1,402,228 NICS “Instant Background Checks” during the calendar month of July, 2014. This is up by 118,316 checks over the 1,283,912 NICS Checks during July, 0r 2013. Despite other economic problems the self defense … Continue reading

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