Category Archives: GUN CRIMES

“Gun Violence In The 1900’s”

Someone stopped by searching for “gun violence in the 1900’s.” The definitions, and in some cases the common names, of violent crimes have changed drastically since 1900, making an exact number, or an exact comparison, difficult. In addition, that period … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Last Gun Store Closes – Watch Crime Rise!

High Bridge Arms, San Francisco’s last gun store, is closing. Whether the reason is to protect customer privacy, or to keep law abiding San Franciscans from protecting themselves from people who do not thing you should call thieves “criminals,” San … Continue reading

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“What Percentage Of Crimes Committed With Unregistered Guns?”

For a variation on a theme, someone came by searching for “how many percent of crimes are committed in the us with unregistered guns.” So few guns are formally registered in the United States that the answer must necessarily be … Continue reading

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Number Of Guns In The United States?

Someone dropped by searching for “number of guns in the united states.” There are hundreds of estimates out there, from the 140 million estimate from “making the reasonable assumption that the life of a gun is the same as a … Continue reading

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How Many Gun Criminals Are On The Street?

Someone stopped by searching for “number of gun criminals.” The query behind the search is sufficiently imprecise as to allow many different answers, all equally correct. For starters, there are approximately 22,000 criminals who “use a firearm to expedite commission … Continue reading

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When The Police Are The Thieves

fOX News has taken note of the Torrance, California PD, which confiscated $15,500 worth of guns from a man legally entitled to keep them, but the Torrance police seized and said they destroyed his guns.. Briefly quoting the FOX NEWS … Continue reading

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Profile Of A Police Shooter

A few days ago a career criminal named Angelo West made a mistake. He shot a veteran police officer in the face and other officers gave him instant onset lead poisoning. However, another career criminal, Freddie Cardoza is featured almost … 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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“Gun Crime Facts: Illegal vs Legal”

Google sent someone by searching for “gun crime facts illegal vs legal.” The question behind the search can be taken several ways, calling for a much more detailed answer than I usually give. So… Before I answer that, let me … Continue reading

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“Gun Violence Is Out Of Control?” Not so much.

Someone left a contact post claiming “gun violence is out of control.” Well, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and including self defense, police killings, and other homicides: Of course, those are the official numbers from the United States … Continue reading

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