Skip to comments.By the numbers: Guns in America
Posted on 08/10/2012 5:01:40 AM PDT by marktwain
(CNN) -- Following the mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the debate over gun control has been reignited: How should the country balance its constitutional right to bear arms with access to deadly firepower?
Here's a look by the numbers on guns in the United States and Americans' attitudes toward them.
26 -- Percentage of Americans who favor a handgun ban, a record low, according to a 2011 Gallup Poll.
60 -- Percentage who supported a ban in 1959, the first year Gallup asked this question.
56 -- Number of votes in the Senate that the assault weapons ban received in 1994.
19 -- Types of military-style weapons affected by the ban.
10 -- Years the assault weapons ban was in effect until it expired.
Do guns make us safer?
$75 or less -- Retail price of a low-caliber handgun.
At least $1,500 -- Retail price of a "higher-end" shotgun or rifle.
49 -- Percentage of Americans who said in 2011 that protecting gun-ownership rights was important.
46 -- Percentage who thought gun control was more important.
58 -- Percentage polled in 2011 after the shootings in Tucson, Arizona, that felt mass shootings were mainly isolated events carried out by "troubled individuals."
16,799 -- Homicides in the United States in 2009.
11,493 -- Homicides by firearm in 2009.
150,000 -- Brady Act background checks in 2009 that led to the rejection of a potential gun buyer's application.
39 -- Percentage of applications denied by states because of a felony conviction or indictment.
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Where does she find a $75 or less handgun retail? I do not see them.
Here is the source for the 9,146 total firearms murder victims in 2009:
“Where does she find a $75 or less handgun retail?”
may I be so bold to ask,in what cities did most of these killings take place ?
Most meaningful statistics were left out:
0 - number of countries that became a dictatorship when citizens owned guns.
1 - reason for owning a firearm - becuase it is a right guaranteed by the Constitution.
2 - Second Amendment. With it, government fears us. Without it, we fear the government.
For seventy-five bucks, you won’t get much more than some industrial strength elastics and a couple of clothespins.
In other words, a slingshot.
Out of those 11,000, or 9700, annual firearms homicides, how many were in places where open and/or concealed carry was banned? And how is it possible to use any of those as a reason to further restrict arms elsewhere? Let’s see: Were guns banned in Columbine? Check. The Theater in Aurora? Check. That island off of Norway? Check.
Companies such as Raven, Jennings and Lorcin used to sell their pot-metal specials for around $80 - ten years ago. Some of those companies are no longer around, but even a Hi-Point would sell for a multiple of that today. Sounds like somebody found an old copy of Shotgun News.
3 - number of firearms homicides committed in victim disarmament zones that are being employed by the left to push for more victim disarmament laws there or elsewhere.
That price point is from the late '80s or early '90s. She probabaly got it from old Brady leterature. The companies that sold such trash are either OOB or have moved upmarket. Even Stallard Arms pistols cost upwards of $200 these days.
A few years ago you could find them for less.
From a linked article within the above CNN article.
What planet are these people living on? While the second part of the statement is darn sure correct...the first part is just idiotic.
Only in the fevered, imaginative minds that wish it would be so like Amy the Media-babe, Chuckie "Control Freak" Schumer, and the Brady Bunch. The recent buying surge makes a strong argument contrary to her assertion.
By the numbers? 100% of first phone calls from mass shootings are to bring people with guns to make it stop.
Given the level of communist infiltration into every layer of our government, I can think of no greater time to need the 2nd Amendment for its intended purpose.
Jefferson knew damned well what could happen to the Federal government and gave us the tools to handle it. Unfortunately he was unable to impart the backbone required.
Coincidental to a marked increase in boating accidents...
Stopped reading right there.
C’mon people. Some threads need a BARF alert