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Surprising Ways You Are More Likely To Die Than By Being Shot By ‘Assault’ Weapons

There’s been a lot of stats floating around about so called ‘assault’ weapons. A term only used seriously by the ignorant. Many of these stats highlight the lunacy of an ‘assault’ weapons ban, and the logic of such not being rooted in reality.  For instance, the FBI saying you are more likely to be killed with a hammer than an ‘assault’ weapon.

FBI: More People Killed with Hammers, Clubs Each Year than Rifles According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle.

FBI: More People Killed with Hammers, Clubs Each Year than Rifles According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle.

There’s still some other stats you need to know that further highlights the ignorance of the gun grabbers you are debating with on Twitter and Facebook.

I recently did a video on these stats (video at bottom of page), and it was a segment on my show (podcast here).

Here’s how those stats break down.  Get ready to have your mind blown with facts.

 

According to the FBI, in 2011, there were 7,923 non-justifiable gun homicides in the US.

‘Assault’ weapons account for just 2% of those.

CRS: Under 2 percent of gun crimes involve assault weapons | WashingtonExaminer.com

Despite their overwhelming popularity, assault weapons like the rifle used by the Sandy Hook Elementary killer are very rarely used in crimes, according to a comprehensive Congressional Research Service report on guns and gun control legislation.

Citing a survey of 203,300 state and federal prisoners who were armed during the crime for which they were incarcerated, “fewer than 1 in 50, or less than 2 percent, used, carried, or possessed a semiautomatic assault weapon,” said the report.

That’s roughly 158 ‘assault’ weapon homicides a year.

Statistically, you have a 0.00005% of being killed with one of these weapons. That’s a 1 in over 2 million chance.  The likelihood drops dramatically when we are talking about kids in schools, but I’ll save that for another time.

According to the National Safety Council, these are the things that you are more likely to die from than being shot by an ‘assault’ weapon:

  • Suicide
  • Falling
  • Being a pedestrian
  • Drowning
  • Riding a bicycle
  • Plane crash
  • Electrocution
  • Exposure to heat
  • Cataclysmic storm
  • Stung by bees, wasps, and hornets
  • Earthquake
  • Lightning
  • Fireworks discharge
  • Bitten by dog

 

I didn’t include the big stuff like heart disease, or motor vehicle accidents for obvious reasons.

If these stats don’t prove to your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family that this debate isn’t about safety … nothing will.

This is purely about political agenda, limiting the people’s rights, power, control, and yes … even tyranny.

NSC.org injury facts chart

 

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