2009 FBI Crime States Out: Assault Rifle This

The FBI’s 2009 Report “Crime in the United States” is now out. The headline: overall crime is down across the board. And what’s this? Rifles account for 2.55 percent of all U.S. murders. Here’s the data dump. Click here for a breakdown by state.

Total murders………………………13,636…..100.00%
Handguns………………………………6,452……47.32%
Firearms (type unknown)………..1,928……14.14%
Other weapons……………………….1,864……13.67%
Edged weapons………………………1,825……13.38%
Hands, feet, etc…………………………801…….5.87%
Shotguns…………………………………..418…….3.07%
Rifles………………………………………..348…….2.55%

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  1. avatar LR308 says:

    I'm impressed NBC didn't do a complete hatchet job on AR's. Maybe we are winning the PR game?

  2. avatar Chris Dumm says:

    When my uncle, a lifelong walnut-and-blued-steel traditionalist, buys an AR, we’re winning.

  3. avatar Jim Sutherland says:

    This report proves that our long gun registry is expensive and highly unnecessary here in Canada. But it does make me think that our handgun laws are fine.

  4. avatar JAFO says:

    Great website gentlemen.

    Good choice for a name.

    At the http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/data/table_20.htm… link, the District of Criminals is listed, but should be asterisked as a federal enclave, ’cause it ain’t a state. ( Especially since nowadays it more closely resembles an enclave of a foreign government that’s declared war on the American Constitutional Republic but that’s a whole ‘nother story in itself. )

    Now in the interest of equality, fairness, social justice, moving forward and reaching-out to help the disenfranchised and disoriented but still curious as to what-the-hell-is- really-going-on to understand the complex, diverse and perverse nature of crime in this New Age American Society, it might be of some value if the fibbies would come clean with the real Truth about Crime and put up that elephant-in-the-room column indicating the number of crimes within all those listed as perpetrated by OTAC’s. (That would be crimes committed by Other Than American Citizens. )

    Statistically-speaking, the number of crimes perpetrated ( not to mention the types and consequences to U.S. Citizens ) by green card holders, visa overstayers, those gov’t permitted to enter the U.S. legally through their loopholed visa-issuance system, foreign nationals who married into citizenship, and last but certainly not least, those who entered the U.S. illegally and their non-citizen offspring, could be to some, well, dare we say…statistically-significant?

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