Category Archives: GUN NUMBERS

“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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“How Many People Are For Gun Rights?”

A search engine sent someone by looking for “how many people are for gun rights.” There are several ways of looking at that subject, but the converse, “What percentage of people think there should be no right to own a … Continue reading

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“Percentage Of Guns Used For Sport?”

Someone stopped by searching for “percentage of guns used for sport.” There are so many shooting sports, from the informal target practice known as “plinking” to serious high dollar competition that a justifiable percentage of privately owned guns is hard … Continue reading

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Motor Vehicle Deaths VS Gun Deaths 2013

Someone stopped by searching for “motor vehicle deaths vs gun deaths 2013>” The latest official motor vehicle death numbers are from 2010, but the decline in gasoline consumption (600,000 barrels a day in 1993, 200,000 a day in 2013) suggests … Continue reading

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“RATIO of gun suicides?”

Someone came by searching for “RATIO of gun suicides.” As stated, I only have half a question. A ratio is the proportional difference between two of something. A 220 pound man outweighs a 120 pound woman by a ratio of … Continue reading

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