Saturday, December 29, 2012

Firearms Homicide Statistics

First of all, I keep hearing "30,0000 people were killed with guns last year in this country".
Hmm. First of all the numbers for Firearms Related Homicides in the U.S. are issued in the FBI Uniform Crime Report, which is compiled from the period 2 years before the date of issue. So the most up to date numbers currently available are from 2010.
So that would be lie No. 1.

Next, the actual number of firearms related homicides (excluding felons shot by police, and felons shot by legally armed citizens acting within the parameters of the law) for 2010 was 12,996. NOT 30,000.

And that would be lie No. 2.

And people wonder why I have little use for people who talk about gun control.

Here's the link to the FACTS as I have stated them.

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