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FBI Crime Stats: You are more likely to be killed by hands and feet than by a shotgun or rifle
dailycaller.com ^ | 27 October, 2012 | Mike Piccione

Posted on 11/28/2012 6:48:16 AM PST by marktwain

The FBI has released their 2007-2011 “Murder Victims by Weapon” report. The results are contradictory to anti-gun industry claims that relaxing the ban on assault weapons will cause more crime.

The report indicates you are more likely to be killed by hands or feet than by a rifle or shotgun.

Since 2007 there has been a 16.2% decline in murders committed with personal weapons which are defined as “hands, fists, feet etc.” The number of murders of this type in 2011 totaled 728.

While gun ownership has dramatically increased since 2007, murders for both the shotgun and rifle categories have seen declines faster than the rate of personal weapons related crime.

The rates of decline for the shotgun and rifle categories are 22.1% and 28.7% respectively. In 2011 there were 356 shotgun murders and 323 rifle murders for a total of 679 murders.

Total murders by hands and feet in 2011 exceed the total number of murders by shotgun and rifle. Does that mean gloves and shoes need regulation because they are concealing deadly weapons? No, but it does mean that there is no need for any further regulation of long arms.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; fbi; rifle; shotgun
Long guns were only included in the Brady instant check system because of a capitulation by the NRA. Originally, the instant check was to only be for handguns. This was consistant for decades, but at the last minute, the NRA agreed to include all guns in the system.
1 posted on 11/28/2012 6:48:19 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"Hey Kramer, have you ever killed a man?!"
"What do you think Junior? You think these hands have been soaking in Ivory Liquid?
2 posted on 11/28/2012 6:55:39 AM PST by Oratam
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You are more likely to be killed by hands and feet than by a shotgun or rifle

I believe that is the literal translation of the title of the Bruce Lee movie I was watching on cable last night...


3 posted on 11/28/2012 6:55:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Time to register hands and feet...

If you think I'm joking, it's actually happening. Too bad it's not being used for voter id...

4 posted on 11/28/2012 7:02:06 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: marktwain

I read where guns are fourth on the list with strangling first knives second then maybe a pipe or hard object then guns.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 7:18:06 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: marktwain
Chuck Norris "roundhouse kick". I guess they want to require a permit to use that as well. Just don't tell Chuck that.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 7:19:02 AM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Oratam

lol


7 posted on 11/28/2012 7:28:25 AM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: marktwain

The usurper’s death panel’s hands that sign your death warrant.


8 posted on 11/28/2012 7:28:52 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: marktwain

I’m assuming these figures are just for DC. Wonder what the nationwide statistics are?


9 posted on 11/28/2012 7:40:52 AM PST by deweyfrank
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We need to have a program that requires all hands and feet to be regestered with the police, you must have a picture ID and not be a felon.

In the event you use your hands and feet in an unlawful manner, they need to be removed and melted in a fire. When they outlaw hands and feet only outlaws will have hands and feet.


10 posted on 11/28/2012 7:51:05 AM PST by stockpirate (Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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To: marktwain

We need to have a program that requires all hands and feet to be registered with the police, you must have a picture ID and not be a felon.

In the event you use your hands and feet in an unlawful manner, they need to be removed and melted in a fire. When they outlaw hands and feet only outlaws will have hands and feet.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 7:51:17 AM PST by stockpirate (Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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How much is the gift card for turning in hands and feet?


12 posted on 11/28/2012 8:02:45 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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A total ban on hands and feet is in order. It can be done before leaving the hospital or as a rite in a new cool religion. Just like circumcision. \s


13 posted on 11/28/2012 8:08:10 AM PST by o-n-money
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The left won’t try banning hands and feet. You can’t resist an oppressive government with hands and feet.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 8:09:34 AM PST by I want the USA back
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“We need to have a program that requires all hands and feet to be regestered with the police, you must have a picture ID and not be a felon”

We have a program like that here in my hometown. I went to police station to register my hands and feet.

The desk sergeant told me to take my gloves off so he could examine my hands.
“That right hand looks killer dangerous so I'll register it but that left hand is as wimpy as my grandma's.
Let me see those feet”.

I kicked off my shoes and in a display of flexibility worthy of Spiderman brought my right foot within inches of the officer's face.
Evidently the Odor Eaters had lost their appetites since the sergeant passed out and is still in hospital on oxygen.

The police suggested I depend on something less dangerous...like a sawed off shotgun.

15 posted on 11/28/2012 8:18:54 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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Direct link to the FBI report, to save time:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8


16 posted on 11/28/2012 8:30:01 AM PST by I_Publius
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17 posted on 11/28/2012 8:36:51 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: stockpirate

What’s amazing is that the left continues to try to institute their worldly utopia by passing law after law after law,

when “thou shall not kill” covers it.

All laws on top of the “big 10” are extraneous.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 8:40:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: count-your-change

Good one, still chuckling here.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 10:55:53 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: marktwain

When hands and feet are outlawed...


20 posted on 11/28/2012 2:23:34 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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The guy says “no need for further regulation” but I say, as I’ve always said, that we need just one more rule. And the stats showing gun killings down exactly make my point. The one new rule should require EVERYONE to have a gun and KNOW how to use it. If you refuse to own a gun then you can’t get a driver’s license, vote, receive any form of public money, etc etc etc. And it keeps hoodlums honest to the max ( but it doesn’t fix stupid). A society that is armed to the teeth is a peaceful AND polite society. Works in my own neighborhood just fine.


21 posted on 11/28/2012 2:29:21 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: deweyfrank

Those must be national stats.


22 posted on 11/28/2012 2:38:02 PM PST by PghBaldy (Pete Hoekstra RE: Petraeus scandal - "There's more here than meets the eye.")
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