The BS Assault Rifle Argument – 2013 Death Stats

Posted: 17th June 2016 by SouthernWatchman in News

Taken from Govt reports the CDC and the FBI, here is a short list of stats.

Drug Induced Death 46,471
Falls 30,208
Alcohol Induced Death 29,001
Handguns 5,782
Knives or cutting instruments 1,490
Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) 687
Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 428
Rifles (Including Assault Rifles) 285

…So why are we, as a nation freaking about about Assault Rifles?  I call BS on anyone saying “it’s about the lives”.  One minutia of critical thinking shows that Assault Rifle deaths compromise one of the smallest categories of death.

 

References:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_8_murder_victims_by_weapon_2009-2013.xls