Category Archives: ‘STICKS

Which is More Dangerous, A Car Or A Gun?

looking over lists of mass murders for an upcoming post, I was struck by the number of multiple fatality vehicular homicides. Which brings up the natureal question of which is more powerful, a handgun, which has a typical muzzle energy … Continue reading

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“How Can Crime Statistics Be ‘Improved?'”

someone came by searching for “adjusting crime statistics.” Yes, crime stats can be and are being “fiddled” all over the world. In the United States the most popular ways to under report crime statistics is to discard reports deemed “not … Continue reading

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Boy Wounds Self, and It Is the Gun’s Fault?

KATV reports a four year old Warren, Arkansas boy is expected to recover after shooting himself in the face. I am certainly glad the child is expected to recover, but why does that make a gun ban activist lobby “heatbroken?” … Continue reading

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A little “Cheat Sheet” Hand Wrinigng

Cheat Sheet has an item up under a phot that reminds me of nothing so much as a display of guns confiscated from a trafficker. the title is These Eye-Popping Numbers Show Why We’ll Never See Tougher Gun Control Laws … Continue reading

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Accidental Gun Deaths Show Continued Deecline

A New York URL asks f I have more information on the history of fatal firearms accidents in the United States. In 1890 the fatal accident rate was 4.1 per 100,000, more than 5 times the murder rate. Magazines such … Continue reading

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An Example Of What Happens When

Back when – 1986 — a particularly egregous case of failing to look beyond the surface impelled me to cancel my subscription to this publication. Now another instance has impelled me to talk about it. The first point in judging … Continue reading

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Speaking of Accidental Gun Deaths…

In 1900 the Census of that year found there were 2,700 fatal firearms accidents, about half hunting accidents, among the 76.2 million Americans, for an accidental firearms death rate of 3.5 per 100,000 population, almost four times the national homicide … Continue reading

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When Will New Crime Charts Be Posted?

In response to a query from a Buffalo, NY URL, The holdup has been the Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Victimization 2016 publication, and since it is out we can haul anchor and be on our way. The 2016 charts … Continue reading

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We Are Having A 2016 Data Drought

Several projects have been held up because neiehr the CDC’s WISQARS system nor the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Survey 2016 have been released. Generally, the updated data is available before Halloween, but we are jsut 32 days from … Continue reading

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“Gun Numbers?”

someone came by searching for “gun numbers.” There are certainly an abundance of numbers, charts graphs, illustrations and related links at this site, but which numbers were wanted is unclear. I assue that the search has something to do with … Continue reading

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