Murders with Hammers Outnumber those with Rifles. Hammer Control!

According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle.

Think about it: In 2005, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 445, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 605. In 2006, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 438, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 618.

And so the list goes, with the actual numbers changing somewhat from year to year, yet the fact that more people are killed with blunt objects each year remains constant.

For example, in 2011, there was 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs.

While the FBI makes is clear that some of the “murder by rifle” numbers could be adjusted up slightly, when you take into account murders with non-categorized types of guns, it does not change the fact that their annual reports consistently show more lives are taken each year with these blunt objects than are taken with Feinstein’s dreaded rifle.

Another interesting fact: According to the FBI, nearly twice as many people are killed by hands and fists each year than are killed by murderers who use rifles.

The bottom line: A rifle ban is as illogical as it is unconstitutional. We face far greater danger from individuals armed with carpenters’ tools and a caveman’s stick.

And it seems fairly obvious that if more people had a gun, less people would be inclined to try to hit them in the head with a hammer.

Read more: Breitbart

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  1. This is a silly media trick.Rifles are used for planned attacks they are more effective but lack the convenience of a concealable pistol or sub machine gun like the MP5 used in close combat. Where as clubs of all types which includes hammers, tire irons, ball bats champaign bottles if not used in a stabbing fashion or even bricks if not otherwise defined as a bludgeoning device make up the latter category. This is a silly play on words for people with nothing left to say.

  2. The article is quite misleading.

    For one thing, it compares 323 murders committed with a rifle to 496 murders committed with “hammers AND clubs.” But more importantly there are 1684 murders with firearms where the type is not identified, and most importantly:

    out of 12,664 murders, 8,583 (68%) are by some form of firearms.

    http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-11

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