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The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America (This article is so stupid it hurts my feelings.)
Rollingstone.com ^ | 7-14-2014 | Kristen Gwynne

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.

1. Pistols

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.

2. Revolvers

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.

3. Rifles

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.

4. Shotguns

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.

5. Derringers

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.


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This is the most ridiculous, uninformed piece of dreck I have ever read.

The level of stupid is truly painful.

Read the comments! They are hilarious!

(Pistols are popular among handgun owners? Who knew?)

1 posted on 07/16/2014 6:05:37 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I thought #5 would be “everything else”.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 6:08:59 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: servo1969

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.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 6:09:02 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: servo1969

It was so stupid I thought it was funny.

One thing the left really seems to have a monopoly on is arrogant ignorance.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: servo1969

My list:

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.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 6:10:19 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: servo1969

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?


6 posted on 07/16/2014 6:11:02 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: cuban leaf

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”?


7 posted on 07/16/2014 6:11:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: servo1969

Wow. The stupid just drips from this silly screed.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 6:12:02 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: servo1969
The five most dangerous sports cars:
1. The VW Beetle with a Derringer.
2. The Ford Pinto with a Derringer.
3. Bicycles with Derringers.
4. Pineapples in Corvairs with Derringers.
5. The Matchbox 1968 Mercury Cougar with the Boss 302
instead of the standard 289 cubic inch with a Derringer.
9 posted on 07/16/2014 6:13:18 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: servo1969

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.


10 posted on 07/16/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: servo1969

What an idiot!!!


11 posted on 07/16/2014 6:19:03 AM PDT by ontap
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To: servo1969

” 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.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 6:19:11 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: servo1969
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2014/07/15/twitter-has-genius-reaction-to-rolling-stones-absurd-antigun-article-n1862464

(Just 2 - more at the site)

The 5 most dangerous witchdoctor incantations:

1. Ooo
2. Eeee
3. Ah-ah
4. Walla-walla
5. Bing-bang

(Iowahawk)

Rolling Stone's Top 7 most influential music types
7. Country
6. Western
5. Rhythm
4. Blues
3. Rock
2. Roll
1. Ampersand

13 posted on 07/16/2014 6:20:06 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: servo1969

And still, the innocent looking little bathtub keeps on quietly killing thousands per year without getting anyone’s attention.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 6:21:07 AM PDT by lurk
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To: servo1969
The Top three states of Matter

1. Solid

2. Liquid

3. Gas

15 posted on 07/16/2014 6:22:34 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: servo1969
Kristen's primary issue appears to be recreational drug decriminalization.

That's pretty much all you need to know.

16 posted on 07/16/2014 6:23:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: servo1969
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/15/see-why-rolling-stones-list-of-most-dangerous-guns-is-being-called-maybe-the-worst-piece-of-journalism-of-all-time/
17 posted on 07/16/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: muir_redwoods

It’s the literal equivalent of an eighth grade report on dinosaurs.

Except she got paid for writing this!


18 posted on 07/16/2014 6:26:25 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

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


19 posted on 07/16/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: servo1969

Coming Soon!!!!(1.) Butter knife (2.) Table Knife (3.) Steak Knife (4.) Meat Cleaver (5.) Machete


20 posted on 07/16/2014 6:30:04 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (#DELETE *.* GOV)
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To: servo1969

I would give this 5th grader a B- on the research project. The marks against the 5th grader would be that they only used one source and the “bullet” points were to broad and did not contain enough detail.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 6:33:15 AM PDT by john316 (JOSHUA 24:15 ...choose you this day whom ye will serve...)
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To: servo1969

Isnt a Pistol a handgun?
The person who wrote this must have eaten a lot of lead paint chips.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 6:33:49 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: servo1969
This comment had me howling!

The Five Most disgusting Rags

1) Toilet Paper
2) Kleenex
3) Feminine napkins
4) Baby wipes
5)The Rolling Stone

23 posted on 07/16/2014 6:34:30 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: KC_Lion

Top 43 presidents of the United States.


24 posted on 07/16/2014 6:35:02 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: servo1969
I'm sending Kristen one of these to wear when she goes out after dark...

Oh wait. Kristen lives in NYC and NEVER GOES OUT AFTER DARK!

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25 posted on 07/16/2014 6:39:10 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Bogey78O

Top 5 seasons of the year:
1. Spring
2. Autumn
3. Summer
4. Tuesdays
5. Winter


26 posted on 07/16/2014 6:40:05 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: servo1969

The Top 5 Most Dangerous Ways to Die:

1) Die.
2) Become deceased.
3) Stop living.
4) Cease to be alive.
5) Pass on.


27 posted on 07/16/2014 6:55:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: servo1969

I don’t even know much about guns and I was laughing after learning that pistols are popular with hand-gun owners. Who knew?!?!


28 posted on 07/16/2014 7:00:43 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: servo1969

They never stop...


29 posted on 07/16/2014 7:03:39 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: servo1969

30 posted on 07/16/2014 7:07:07 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: expat1000
So, they pretty much listed every class of firearm.

In other words, all they want to ban, is absolutely every last firearm.

Come on, that's a reasonable compromise. I mean, it's COMMON SENSE GUN CONTROL.

DERP

31 posted on 07/16/2014 7:10:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: servo1969

Is that article a joke?


32 posted on 07/16/2014 7:11:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: servo1969

The most dangerous ones are those that crawl out of their drawer, scurry down the hall, and shoot someone. It could happen to any gun really.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 7:13:40 AM PDT by DManA
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To: expat1000

I’ll argue that #4 on the witchdoctor list should be ting-tang ;)


34 posted on 07/16/2014 7:15:52 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: servo1969

In related news the most prevalent cause of death is the ceasing of respiration.


35 posted on 07/16/2014 7:18:39 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: servo1969

Where’s that gif of “the stupid, it burns” ??? don’t think I’ve seen a more apt need for it.


36 posted on 07/16/2014 7:20:12 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: MrB

I spent last week in a small town in Montana with about 100 residents. Everyone had guns behind their seats, on the steering column, under their beds, everywhere! You know what . . the town has no law enforcement, no crime for over 10 years,no gang violence and everyone is civil to eachother! Who would have thunk it?


37 posted on 07/16/2014 7:25:30 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: 2nd Amendment

Depending on demographics, you could probably go up to around a 10k population before you’d have any sort of periodic violent crime occurring.


38 posted on 07/16/2014 7:27:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Lazamataz
Deadly farts. pickled egg farts cabbage farts elevator farts walking farts SBD farts (silent but deadly) 5 • Reply•Share › Avatar 23skiddo Grey Hill • 11 minutes ago I think I sharted reading that. Be right back. 1 • Reply•Share › − Avatar steelbreeze • 23 minutes ago Is there gonna be a companion piece about the five least dangerous guns in America?
39 posted on 07/16/2014 7:29:36 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: BenLurkin

It was written in all seriousness.


40 posted on 07/16/2014 7:37:26 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own canines (dogs) believe, not all dogs are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of dogs are the country's most dangerous:

1) Big dogs,
2) Little Dogs,
3) Male Dogs (not fixed),
4) Male Dogs (fixed),
5) Female Dogs.

If we ban the 5 most dangerous types of dogs, my FBI sources tell me, there will be alot less dog bites in America.

41 posted on 07/16/2014 8:26:07 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: 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.

LMAO!

I hadn’t read the actual article so I missed that sentence – that alone meets the definition of your title!

42 posted on 07/16/2014 8:48:29 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: sevinufnine
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.

5 could apply to 1 -4..... just sayin..

43 posted on 07/16/2014 8:51:43 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: servo1969

The comments are coming in faster than you can read them. Liked this one though....

#KristenGwynneIsAnIdiot • 4 hours ago

I’m gonna up the ante to a bigger list... the 7 most dangerous castaways:
1. Gilligan
2. The Skipper too
3. The Millionaire
4. And his wife
5. The movie star
6. The professor
7. And Maryann


44 posted on 07/16/2014 9:41:01 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: servo1969

This article reads like it was written by an elementary school student doing research for her 5th grade class book report.


45 posted on 07/16/2014 9:50:15 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: servo1969

Lazy Gun

Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 30.06 right in my doorway. I left 6 shells beside it, then left it alone and went about my business. While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of our house. After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn’t moved itself outside. It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself. Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.
The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World. But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom for Murders. These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the United States. All 4 are controlled by Democrats.

It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data – right?

Well, I’m off to check on my spoons.
I hear they’re making people fat.


46 posted on 07/16/2014 9:54:11 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (The last suit you wear has no pockets!)
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To: servo1969

How about the 5 most dangerous gangsta thug rappers in Music?


47 posted on 07/16/2014 10:28:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: KC_Lion

Sadly, anti- did not make your list.


48 posted on 07/16/2014 10:30:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: showme_the_Glory

Hey! I don’t think so. What Alton Brown taught me: the most dangerous knife in the kitchen is the dull knife.


49 posted on 07/16/2014 10:55:18 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: servo1969
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50 posted on 07/16/2014 1:45:29 PM PDT by rhinoslapper
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