Skip to comments.The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America (This article is so stupid it hurts my feelings.)
Posted on 07/16/2014 6:05:37 AM PDT by servo1969
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous.
Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use of a firearm and handguns alone accounted for about 72 percent of firearms used in murders and non-negligent manslaughter. While the FBI does not elaborate on the type of handguns used in these incidents, the ATF's analysis of weapons confiscated from crime scenes provides a more specific look at the weapons criminals prefer, which we've shared with you here.
Popular among handgun-owners, pistols are defined by their built-in barrel and short stock. They are the most commonly recovered firearm type reported by the ATF. With more than 119,000 pistols found at crime scenes in 2012, this handgun model holds an unfortunately solid first place in criminal weaponry.
One of the most popular pistols is the Glock, a short-recoil operated, semi-automatic pistol produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H. in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. Glocks comprise 65 percent of the market share of handguns for United States law enforcement agencies and are also frequently used by international law-enforcement.
Revolvers, named for their rotating chambered cylinder, placed second in the ATF's ranking of guns found at crime scenes more than 46,000 recovered in 2012, the most recent year for which statistics were kept.
Some grenade launchers, shotguns, and rifles also have rotating barrels, but the term "revolver" is generally used to describe handguns. Revolver types include single and double-action firing mechanisms, the latter of which does not require a cocking action separate from the trigger pull.
Law enforcement agencies pulled more than 39,000 from crime scenes in 2012, firmly establishing this weapon designed to be fired from the shoulder in third place on the ATF's trace list. Pulling the trigger of a rifle fires one projectile at the intended target, as opposed to the shotgun's ability to spray. According to FBI latest publicly available homicide records, in 2012 rifles were used to murder more than 320 people.
Rifles were created to improve the accuracy of smoothbore muskets, for which the musket ball was often an bad fit due to manufacturing complications. Accurate and easy-to-aim, rifles are now the most common hunting weapon.
Like rifles, shotguns are fired from the shoulder and may release a single projectile. Unlike rifles, however, one pull of a shotgun's trigger may also spray the target with round pellets, or shot. Additionally, the explosive that creates the energy to fire the gun occurs in the fixed shell of a shotgun rather than the metallic cartridge of a rifle.
Per the FBI, shotguns were used in 303 murders in 2012. With 27,000 shotgun recoveries reported to the ATF in 2012, they are the fourth most common type of firearm confiscated at crime scenes.
Derringers, small pocket or palm-sized pistols with one or two barrels, have no strict legal definition, but are included in the ATF's trace form as a category of firearm. With just more than 2,000 recoveries in 2012 a small number compared to the other firearm types listed above, largely because it is a subset of the highly-popular pistol derringers are the fifth most-cited firearm in crime scene recoveries.
While high-capacity-magazine assault weapons have bee linked to large numnber of mass shootings over the past 30 years, varying definitions of "assault" rifles make comprehensive information difficult to access. We do know, however, that assault weapons loosely categorized as semi-automatic, rapid-fire weapons designed for combat use are used in a small minority of homicides and other gun crimes.
The level of stupid is truly painful.
Read the comments! They are hilarious!
(Pistols are popular among handgun owners? Who knew?)
I thought #5 would be “everything else”.
The most dangerous gun in America is the one pointed at you or your dog. It’s usually got a cop or employee of the state at the other end.
It was so stupid I thought it was funny.
One thing the left really seems to have a monopoly on is arrogant ignorance.
1. An unloaded one in a time of need
2. A poorly maintained one
3. The one held by a DEA agent
4. The one held by FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi
5. In general the one held by the JBT ninja steroid pumped wanna be bad ass cop that seem to be getting hired these days.
Well, who knew. Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Revolvers and Derringers are dangerous?
I guess that means zip guns, machine guns and 3d printed ones are A-ok?
One thing they won’t answer is -
why is it that a small town with a higher ratio of gun ownership
has a much lower rate, usually 0, of “gun crime”
than a large urban center?
Could it be “another factor”?
Wow. The stupid just drips from this silly screed.
Here’s my list:
1. A gun in the hands of a felon/thug.
2. An unattended gun in reach of a child.
3. A gun in the hands of a mentally deranged individual.
4. A gun in the hands of an idiot not smart enough to be near one in the first place.
5. Worst...a gun in the hands of an oppressive government.
What an idiot!!!
” Additionally, the explosive that creates the energy to fire the gun occurs in the fixed shell of a shotgun rather than the metallic cartridge of a rifle.”
Compared to this gem the rest of the article could have been written by Jeff Cooper.
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And still, the innocent looking little bathtub keeps on quietly killing thousands per year without getting anyone’s attention.
That's pretty much all you need to know.
It’s the literal equivalent of an eighth grade report on dinosaurs.
Except she got paid for writing this!
And I always thought it was the man holding the gun that was dangerous.
“The sword does not kill. It is a tool in the killer’s hand.”-Lucius Annaeus Seneca, died 68 AD
Coming Soon!!!!(1.) Butter knife (2.) Table Knife (3.) Steak Knife (4.) Meat Cleaver (5.) Machete
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