Category Archives: GUN NUMBERS

How Many Rounds Of Ammunition To How Many Gun Deaths?

Someone came by searching for “#bullets vs #murders.” I have no data on muzzle loader primer and ball consumption, but fortunately the number of people killed with muzzle loaders is apparently quite small. With that caveat… For 2015, the last … Continue reading

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“Number Of Illegal Guns In The U.s.”

Someone came by searching for “s number of illegal guns” Guns become “illegal” when they are transported from an area where they can be legally purchased to one where a State issued ID card is repired; and from theft. For … Continue reading

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Gun Ownership Polls Are Internally Contradictory: Unconvincing

Polls depend on the premise that a pollster can select a representative sample of the American public, conduct a poll with a few hundred or a few thousand subjects, and obtain an accurate analysis of the opinion or other factors … Continue reading

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How Many Guns, How Much Ammunition

Several someones stopped by searching for “how many guns in circulation in the U.S.” Another popular search asks “how many ammunition in us.” We really cannot have an exact count on the number of guns in circulation in the United … Continue reading

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“Number Of Gun Owners In 1960?”

Someone came by searching for “# gun owners in 1960.” That required some box shifting, but approximately 97 million Americans living in 27 million homes had some claim to gun ownership. The most likely number of persons who had put … Continue reading

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“What Percentage Of American Homes Have Guns?”

Someone stopped by searching for “percentage of american homes with guns.” Since the politicians and the pollsters have taught Americans to lie, that gets a little tricky. Every time there is a gun control drive, and there has been one … Continue reading

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How Many Murders By Rifle?

Someone came by searching for “murders by rifle.” Not very many. The tells that of 11,961 murders only 248 were committed with a rifle. That is a reflection of a society that is remarkably law-abiding with a very violent criminal … Continue reading

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What Percentage Of Gun Sales Are To First Time Purchasers?”

Someone stopped by searching for “pctg guns to new buyers.” That is a good question and I wish I had a pat answer. Unfortunately, that is a particularly complex question with no easy resolutions. As a long time dealer commented … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Homicide Report

The Philadelphia PD’s official body count is 105 homicides in 152 days, a 242 for the year rate. Of course, summer’s heat will see the body count increase so the preliminary estimate is 300 homicides for the full year. Stranger

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Some 1,2000 Are, Yes

Someone stopped by searching for “re the murders by guns done by registered guns?” Very few gun owners are under gun registration laws, so unless you want numbers from an individual State it is more meaningful to ask about “lawfully … Continue reading

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