Originally posted by muse7
That's why most of the crazy people here in the USA like to use high powered rifles.
Wow - If you are saying that people who have firearms at all are crazy and when you say "use high powered rifles" if you mean for hunting - I would
agree that is true as it is often more humane to use a larger caliber round for a cleaner kill.
However, what I think you are saying since you used the phrase "crazy people like to use high powered rifles" (not including the phrase for murder
makes it hard to understand your point BTW).
If that is what you are saying you are demonstrating your ignorance on the topic and a simple regard for the facts.
As you can see by this childlike representation most murders are committed using handguns at 6,009, followed by knives at 1817, then fists at 869,
followed by blunt objects at 674, then rifles (hunting type, which may be "high powered", maybe not) at 453, lastly there is "military style" or as
the PC crew likes to call them "assault rifles” at a whopping 18.
So, you are;
25 times more likely to be murdered by someone using a hunting rifle or shotgun than an "assault rifle"
37 times more likely to be murdered by someone using a blunt object than an "assault rifle"
48 times more likely to be murdered by someone using their fists than an "assault rifle"
100 times more likely to be murdered by someone using a knife than an "assault rifle"
333 times more likely to be murdered by someone using a handgun than an "assault rifle"
While the definition of a "high powered" rifle is very much dependent upon whom you ask I would wager if you ask about the .223 or .556 which is the
most common caliber for the AR platform type weapons you won’t get much of a consensus that it meets the definition.
So ole D. Frankenstein wants to ban the AR-15 why? It's scary looking...is about all I can figure.
Based on the list and information above ban people’s fists before that as they are used almost 48 times more often in a murder.
Bottom line most murders are committed with handguns not “crazy people” with “high powered” rifles…
Lay off the Piers Morgan for a few days and call us in the morning.
edit on 14/2/2013 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)