Category Archives: GUN CRIMES

“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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What Is The Percentage Of Registered Guns Used In Crimes?

Someone stopped by searching for “what is the percentage of registered guns used in crimes.” For most Americans, “gun registration” is a distant threat. Only a few states “register” guns in any form, and the FBI cannot lawfully keep the … Continue reading

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“Is The Homicide Rate Among Police Officers Higher Or Lower Than The U.S. Rate”

If I can keep a straight face, someone came by searching for “is the homicide rate among police officers higher or lower than the United States Rate.” According to the FBI there were a total of 956,322 law enforcement employees … Continue reading

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Accidental Gun Deaths Vs Stranger Murders

Someone stopped by searching for “accidental gun deaths vs stranger murders.” Well, the data we have is getting close to an update, so the numbers presented here may change a bit with later data. Further, only two thirds of murders … Continue reading

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“Where Do Criminals Get Guns?”

A dozen searchers came by looking for “where do criminals get guns.” A few years ago, Salon ran an item titled “Gun Control Means Nothing to My Students” that is well worth a read. The author of the Salon item … Continue reading

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Gun Crimes Committed By Law Abiding Citizens?

Someone stopped by searching for “gun crimes committed by law abiding citizens.” Well, once someone begins a crime they are no longer law abiding citizens. So in a very real sense, no gun related crimes are committed by law abiding … Continue reading

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Percentages Of Deaths Semi Automatic Rifles

Someone stopped by searching for “percentage of deaths semi automatic rifles.” I would assume the search was for “percentage of people murdered with semi-automatic rifles.” And that is hard to put a definite number to, because no one keeps credible … Continue reading

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Number Of Children Killed By Children With Handguns?”

Someone came by looking for “CHildren killed by children with handguns.” The implication is how many “children” murder other children with a handgun. I usually link to official statistics to back up what I say, but in this case there … Continue reading

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