Why I Harp on “Gun Death”

Its not the tool, its the person:

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.

Those who use “Gun Death” as a metric are ignoring all those other deaths. Also note that those beaten to death were unarmed by DC’s bullshit laws!

h/t Uncle

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