Category Archives: CRIME AND GUNS

How Many Rifles Used To Commit Murder Each Year?

Someone stopped by searching for “# rifles used in murders.” The number of murders involving a rifle as a murder weapons is a very small percentage of all murders. From 2011 forward the FBI gives these annual numbers for rifle … Continue reading

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Why Do Criminals Prefer Stolen Guns?

someone stopped by searching for “reasons criinals use stolen guns.” For starters, buying a gun from a dealer or most collectors means showing an official photo ID, and almsot always filling out the ATF Form 4473, with an extensive list … Continue reading

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” what is the ratio of gun crime vs defensive gun use”

Someone stopped by searching for ” what is the ratio of gun crime vs defense.” Most attempts to quantify defensive gun use focuses on victim reports, and a very high percentage of victims seem unaware they were intended victims – … Continue reading

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Victim Takes Perp To Police – At Gunpoint

South Carolina’s WIS a a South Carolina burglar did a perp walk to the police, at gunpoint. Briefly quoting the WIS report linked above: A burglary attempt ended with a victim walking a suspect out to police at gunpoint early … Continue reading

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” [IE] how many legal guns are stolen and used in crimes”

Someone stopped by to ask tow questions rolled into one: ” [IE] how many legal guns are stolen and used in crimes.” For the United States, the first question is easy. The Bureau of Justice Statistics surveys find that approximately … Continue reading

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“What Percentage Of Crimes Committed With Illegal And Legal Guns”

Someone came by searching for “What Percentage Of Crimes Committed With Illegal And Legal Guns” Assuming an “illegal gun” is one in possession of someone who cannot lawfully own a gun, for the most part someone with one or more … Continue reading

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“Number Of Murders With Fully Automatic Weapons?”

Someone stopped by searching for “amount of killings due to automatic weapon.” Considering all man-killings, murder, homicide, and acts of war, world wide 200,000 or so deaths a year are a attributable to that will fire as long as you … Continue reading

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How Many Crimes Are Prevented Because Of Guns?

Someone stopped by searching for “how many crimes are prevented because of guns.” “Prevented” has a wide range of meaning, ranging from “This dude may have a gun so I don’t think I will try him,” to hearing “Drop it … Continue reading

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The Bloody Results Of Massachusetts Gun Laws

In 1n 1993 the relaxation of American gun laws began in earnest, and the sharp decline in violent crime rates became a matter of record. The chart below, taken the Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Victimization Survey for 2014 shows … Continue reading

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Gun Control And Murder, Redux

I have been asked at lest a dozen times in the last week if I have any more proof of the link between restrictive gun las and high murder rates. Sure. The graphic below is stolen from the Washington Post, … Continue reading

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