Category Archives: GUN CRIMES

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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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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